Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner and Labour councillors who represent the area around the Abbey stadium in Newmarket Road are urging talks to take place between club officials and County Council transport chiefs to address local concerns about match day parking.
Labour Parliamentary hopeful Daniel Zeichner invited Shadow Rail Minister Lillian Greenwood MP to Cambridge to discuss Government plans for “sub-standard” trains on the Cambridge to King’s Cross service.
Season tickets for people living in Cambridge have risen a whopping £884 under the Conservative-LibDem Government.
The latest fare hikes came into effect on 2 January meaning a season ticket from Cambridge to Kings Cross now costs £4648.
The Cambridge News asked me my views on the name for the new Cambridge railway station at the Science Park. Here's what I said:
The effective monopoly over bus services held by operator Stagecoach in
and around Cambridge will be challenged after the next election if
Labour wins says Labour Candidate Daniel Zeichner after a major
announcement by Ed Miliband today.
Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner has re-iterated his strong support for improvements to the A14. Speaking to Chris Mann on Radio Cambridgeshire's Drivetime programme, he defended Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle's comments that she would want to look closely at the tolling plans. He said that many were sceptical about tolling and that the Government were being coy on how they would raise the three hundred million pounds expected to come in from tolling later.
Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner is backing the National Walk to Work Week starting next Monday – and will be monitoring his progress with a Living Streets pedometer. Mr Zeichner says that the often sterile debate in Cambridge about cyclists versus motorists means that the needs of pedestrians are too often overlooked:
“I drive, I take the bus, I ride a bike and I use the train – but most of all, I walk. My grandfather was a race-walker who used to walk from Shepreth to North London to visit his parents at weekends! There are powerful voices in Cambridge for cyclists and for motorists, but it is time for the voice of the overwhelming majority who are pedestrians to be heard. Cambridge isn’t particularly pedestrian-friendly – there is too little seating in public spaces, and some is in poor repair. It is often unclear who is entitled to go where and when in some of the colleges. I hope people will respond positively to National Walk to Work Week as we build pressure to make Cambridge a better place for pedestrians.”
The call for action on the A14 from Lib Dem Julian Huppert is an astonishing piece of hypocrisy, given the endless opposition from Cambridge Lib Dems over the years. He has the gall to tell the Cambridge News "we cannot waste any more time in finding a solution." (Cambridge News June 13 2012).