There is no doubt that last year’s changes to the layout of the BP roundabout on the A10 at Ely have made the junction even more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists.
Crossing the A10 and A142 at this point has always been difficult. But the new layout means people travelling on foot or by bicycle are taking their life in their hands. Some residents are already telling us they are stopping their children cycling to school as it’s now just too dangerous.
The Conservative approach would mean waiting a decade. They say that dualling the A10 will include a safe crossing at this junction, solving these problems at a stroke. But no funding has been offered, let alone guaranteed, for such a scheme - and the overall plan will cost half a billion. Such a scheme could easily take ten years or more to complete.
We believe the safety of local pedestrians and cyclists cannot wait any longer and that we must take action to make this crossing safer now.
If you live in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough, and agree with us that safety at this junction can’t wait, sign our petition at A10 BP Roundabout Crossing Petition