Local Highway Improvement (LHI) Bids 2022

Queen Edith’s county councillor Alex Beckett writes:

Local Highways Improvement (LHI) bids are a great way for residents of Queen Edith’s to secure small improvements to both the roads and pavements. As your county councillor I’m able to support up to 5 bids per year by local residents or organisations. Each can be for up to £15,000. The deadline for these is 30 September 2021.

Some examples of bid ideas are double yellow lines in problem areas, speed cushions, flashing speed signs (MVAS), extending a narrow pavement, speed limit changes, pedestrian crossings.

After the deadline each bid is assessed by officers for viability and then ranked by a panel of councillors based on:

  • Added Value
  • Community Impact
  • Road Safety
  • Persistent Problem

The cost of each scheme is assigned and then a line is drawn for the total budget. Those bids above the budget line then get moved forwards for the year.

You can find out more here.

Please note that the link above talks about applicant contributions. Within Queen Edith’s, 10% is contributed on our behalf by Cambridge City Council.

I’m currently looking for the best, highest impact ideas to support. If anybody would like to make a bid for this year please do let get in touch. This is a really great way for us to be able to improve local roads and pavements for everyone.