The Anonymous Widower

Paddling the Guided Busway

Yesterday, I went along the track by the Cambridge Busway at Fen Drayton Lakes, to take a few pictures.

It was lucky that I cycled, as any other mode of transport other than a horse or a canoe, would have meant I’d probably have got very wet.

Flooding on the Cambridge Busway

It prompted me to write a letter to the Cambridge Evening News.

I had an enjoyable day yesterday, cycling at Fen Drayton Lakes using the cycleway alongside the side of the new busway.

What surprised me was that with all the money spent, that they couldn’t get the drainage right.  At times there was at least twenty centimetres of water on the cycleway.  Perhaps not too bad on a bike, but it would be a real deterrent to walkers.

Surely the success of the busway in every respect, depends on getting all the little details correct!

The Cambridge Busway may well be a needed project, but detailed planning seems to have lacking.

November 17, 2009 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. […] suspect that they would be very interesting in the picture I put up in Paddling the Guided Busway. To get round the puddle, I actually crossed the busway twice, which echoes Sustrans’ […]

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  3. […] near to Cambridge, I’ve flagged up the shortcomings of the Cambridge Busway. I wrote this post on the flooding in November […]

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