The junction of Mill Lane, Pembroke Street and Trumpington Street is a busy junction for students, workers and tourists in Cambridge. The junction is a meeting point for buses, cars, cyclists and pedestrians and little security is currently offered to these road users as the junction stands at the moment.
Students who walk or cycle to Mill Lane lecture rooms from Pembroke Street lecture rooms and vice versa struggle to join traffic as there are no measures in place for cars and buses to give way.
Similarly, despite the traffic light system on Trumpington Street, when cyclists and cars turn left on Pembroke Street, they must still give way to pedestrians who walk on to the main road and do not necessarily see cyclists and cars driving onto Pembroke Street, putting all at risk. Furthermore, cyclists have to move out of the cycle lane when buses turn onto to Pembroke Street from Trumpington Street.
More dangerously still, cyclists joining traffic from Pembroke Street turning right onto Trumpington Road have no safety measure to do so as they must wait for other road users to give them way from both Trumpington Street and Mill Lane. Joining traffic in this situation can be both slow and dangerous.
We, the undersigned, ask the Council to perform a feasibility study and determine the best kind of system to be installed and to proceed with this work as soon as possible. We ask for an investigation to determine the suitability of a new traffic light system on the junction of three busy Cambridge roads mentioned which currently pose a risk to all road users.