The route continues adjacent to Green End continuing south until just passed Beach Farm. It then crosses the road. This enables a safer route to connect to the ongoing cycleway along Spaldings Lane and to avoid the busy corner along Green End.
The route at this stage continues as 2.5m wide along Green End, and turns onto Spaldings Lane, through a remodelled junction.
The new junction layout has been designed to make the existing layout safer and includes:
- Narrowing the bellmouth of the junction, to ensure vehicles navigate it more consistently
- Adding in some landscape features to support the narrowing and make it clearer where cars and bikes should go,
- differentiating the cycle lane from the rest of the junction layout.
This will not impact on the space in front of homes in this location, and will use space from the junction to create the new layout.
The route continues along Spaldings Lane – where hedgerows will be cut back to improve the width of the carriageway and sight lines.
The route then turns right into Cockfen Road, passing Worts Meadow Scheduled Ancient Monument. The works would include some repair and improvement work to key areas along the road and vegetation to widen the carriageway.
As the route passes the corner and turns into Akeman Street, a new surface will be laid – in line with Cambridgeshire County Council guidance on cycleway surfacing.
The route then continues at a width of 4m wide down Akeman Street until it turns into Mere Way. This is not only to widen the route for cyclists but to ensure a robust surface and appropriate space for the agricultural vehicles using this area. The 1m grass verge for horses is maintained each side of the 4m surfaced space.