§ Sir H. Morris-Jones
asked the Minister of Transport what is the length and 182W width of the restricted road leading into Cambridge known as Trumpington Road; how much of this road is free of any buildings and has the character of a country road; and whether in the interests of traffic it is intended to de-restrict a portion of this area.
§ Mr. Barnes
Trumpington Road is two miles, 360 yards long,, and is subject to a speed limit throughout its length. The total width is 60 ft. and the width of the carriageway 33 ft. No substantial part of the road is free of buildings although many of the houses are hidden by trees. I should not be justified in de-restricting Trumpington Road, which has all the features of a trunk road on the approaches to a busy town. The Police are strongly in favour of retaining the speed limit.