Tale of two bridges..

Today was the official opening of the £3million pound Riverside Bridge in Cambridge, Partially funded by Tesco through a s106 agreement on its Newmarket Road store (All we know is that £1.7million came from 3rd party sources). Isn’t it crazy that the exact amounts are not easily publicly available and that it seems council policy to obfuscate the data.

The bridge is interesting as that it bifurcates into separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians, although my bet is that pedestrians will use the cycle lane when its wet and slippy. It contains a rather flash and expensive looking seating arrangement. There isa selection of photos on my flickr account.

Here is the Cutter Ferry bridge just upstream of the glittering new landmark, replaced a couple of years ago (including all the bridge supports etc). Precise cost not known but the year that it was included in the County Council (2003/04) budget we know that the TOTAL spend on ALL bridges in the county was £2.6million pounds so its fair to assume that it probably only cost £500K or so. (Although once again were do you find the information?).

So is the new bridge value for money or would the other £2.5m or so been spent on other cycling bridge initiative’s in Cambridge? and when are we going to get meaningful transparency in local government budgets!

Linking to Duofertility

Received an email from Shamus at Duofertility (Warning! I’m the smallest shareholder in their parent company Cambridge Temperature Concepts) saying how well they are getting on with the UK national press with mentions in the Daily Mail and The Telegraph.

However, as I mentioned at the recent AGM what counts for an online marketing company is google ranking and getting links from other websites.

I make it about 23 sites that mention the word Duofertility and according to the links search at google they only have about 9 external links 🙁 Standard google search shows 1280 mentions for duofertility)

So some work to do yet….

Here is the picture today from googlealerts :-

37 results from June 5th, 2008 for search 3: DuoFertility
DuoFertility | The most accurate, convenient and reliable personal
DuoFertility displays your fertility status for the next six days so you and your
partner can be in full control of your own fertility.
http://www.duofertility.com/ – Rank 1 – cached
Will DuoFertility Help Me? | DuoFertility
At every stage of developing DuoFertility, we have had your needs in mind.
We wanted to give you a product that would be the ideal solution for you when
http://www.duofertility.com/en/duofertility/will-duofertility-help-me.ht… – Rank 2 – cached
Seeking UK Couples to Trial Revolutionary New Fertility Monitor
DuoFertility is an extremely precise sensor for the measurement of a woman’s body
basal temperature (BBT). It increases a couple’s chances of conception by
http://www.tempsensornews.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1315 – Rank 3 – cached
Seeking UK Couples to Trial Revolutionary New Fertility Monitor
DuoFertility is an extremely precise sensor for the measurement [5] of a woman’s
body The first nationwide trial of DuoFertility begins in July and the
http://www.tempsensornews.com/print.php?sid=1315 – Rank 4 – cached
Duofertility : Discussion Board soFeminine – 26 May
a friend emailed me about a new temperature monitor kit called duofertility
It’s not for sell yet, but I googled it and they are recruiting women to help
http://forum.sofeminine.co.uk/forum/f56/__f2469_r15090_f56-Duofertility…. – Rank 5 – cached
Duofertility… : Discussion Board soFeminine – 30 May
Duofertility…” Posted by dreamyamy 12 May at 15:26. i have been reading about
a new temperature device that takes your temperature all the time so you
http://forum.sofeminine.co.uk/forum/F56/__f2457_r15186_F56-duofertility…. – Rank 6 – cached
Cambridge Temperature Concepts – English
For additional information on the DuoFertility product, please see the www.
DuoFertility is a patent-pending, non-hormonal and minimally invasive
http://www.temperatureconcepts.com/product.php – Rank 7 – cached
Cambridge Temperature Concepts Seek Couples To Trial Revolutionary
Cambridge Temperature Concepts Limited (CTC) announced the first user-trials of
their revolutionary non-invasive fertility monitor- DuoFertility.
http://themommyplaybook.com/forum/showthread.php?p=647364 – Rank 8 – cached
News | Business Wire
DuoFertility is an extremely precise sensor for the measurement of a woman’s body
basal To view and download high-resolution images of DuoFertility,
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/template.MAXIMIZE/permalink… – Rank 9 – cached
NEWS HEADLINES POWERED BY BUSINESS WIRE
The first nationwide trial of DuoFertility begins in July and the Company are now
If you are interested in participating in the DuoFertility trial,
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/hollywoodreporter/template.MAXIM… – Rank 11 – cached
News from Cambridge UK
CTC’s patent-pending DuoFertility technology continuously measures the most
accurate domestic indicator of ovulation – the half-degree change in a woman’s
http://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/article/default.aspx?objid=43556 – Rank 12 – cached
The skin patch that can tell women when they are most fertile
The patch, called DuoFertility, was developed by Cambridge Temperature
DuoFertility is currently in production and the first 100 monitors will be given
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1024175/The-skin-patch-tell-wo… – Rank 14 – cached
Ovulation funding
Cambridge Temperature Concepts (CTC) has secured £375000 in private investment
to aid product development of its novel ovulation detector – DuoFertility.
http://www.technologyhorizons.co.uk/industry_sectors/medicine.cfm?faarea… – Rank 17 – cached
DeviceSpace – Print News Article
Seek Couples to Trial Revolutionary New Fertility Monitor – Duofertility
DuoFertility is an extremely precise sensor for the measurement of a woman’s
http://www.devicespace.com/news_print.aspx?NewsEntityId=98531 – Rank 18 – cached
Ovulation funding – News – The Engineer – [News: engineering news
The first product release of DuoFertility is scheduled for the third quarter
CTC’s patent-pending DuoFertility technology continuously measures the most
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/Articles/304394/Ovulation+funding.htm – Rank 19 – cached
Fertile Talk – Talk All Things Fertility
The DuoFertility….that is the name of the new fertility monitor that was
DuoFertility is a tiny sensor that is attached to a stick-on patch that is worn
http://fertile-talk.com/wordpress/ – Rank 20 – cached
Temperatures rise for Cambridge fertility innovators – Telegraph
The device, called Duofertility, is a patch that can be worn under the arm and
The Duofertility is likely to retail at around £500, but the medium-term
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/05/18/ccstar… – Rank 21 – cached
Ovulation detector patch will help conception – Telegraph
The DuoFertility system pioneered at Cambridge University measures the tiny
DuoFertility comprises a small rubberised patch about the size of a £1 coin
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2075613/Ovulation-detector-patch-… – Rank 22 – cached
Cambridge Temperature Concepts – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cambridge Temperature Concepts (CTC) [1] is a UK based company which is currently
developing a patented fertility device called DuoFertility [2] The company
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Temperature_Concepts – Rank 24 – cached
New skin patch will tell women the exact moment they are most
The patch, called DuoFertility, was developed by Cambridge Temperature Concepts Ltd,
‘We’ve talked to GPs about DuoFertility and they’ve been very
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1024175/New-skin-patch-tell-wo… – Rank 25 – cached
Cambridge Cluster – Blog archives
Cambridge Temperature Concepts has launched the website for it’s first product
DuoFertility. So if you are one of the 1 in 7 couples who are struggling to
http://cambridgecluster.com/?m=20080509 – Rank 27 – cached
Cambridge Temperature Concepts – English
Cambridge Temperature Concepts will shortly begin trials of our DuoFertility
device, a continuous temperature logger for identifying ovulation in women
http://www.temperatureconcepts.com/trial.php – Rank 29 – cached
ddp direkt – Medien-Info-Service
DuoFertility ist ein extrem genauer Sensor für die Messung der Basaltemperatur (body
Die ersten landesweiten Tests von DuoFertility beginnen im Juli,
http://www.ddp-direkt.de/portal/details.php?id=37090 – Rank 30 – cached
vwdgroup: excellence in financial solutions
DuoFertility ist ein extrem genauer Sensor für die Messung der Basaltemperatur (body
basal temperature – BBT) einer Frau. Die Chancen von Paaren auf eine
http://www.vwd.com/vwd/markt.htm?u=0&k=0&sektion=news&awert=ir_business_… – Rank 31 – cached
Snippets: Meldex starts EU filing; Recent Uni spin-off CTC raises
Cambridge Temperature Concepts Ltd has secured £375000 in private investment to
aid product development of their novel ovulation detector – DuoFertility.
http://www.siliconfenbusiness.com/archives.php?articleid=411 – Rank 33 – cached
Financial | paidContent.org
**Company seeks 100 couples wishing to conceive to participate in first user-trials
of new DuoFertility**. 01:30 AM, Comverse and Blueslice Partner for
http://finance.paidcontent.org/paidcontent?GUID=5623802&Page=MediaViewer… – Rank 35 – cached
Ovulation indication
With the DuoFertility system however, temperature is measured throughout the
night, making accurate determination of BBT much easier.
http://www.latest-science-news.com/news/ovulation-indication-7023.htm – Rank 36 – cached
Cambridge Temperature Concepts recherche des couples pour tester
DuoFertility est un capteur d’une extrême précision qui mesure la température
Pour voir et télécharger des images haute résolution du DuoFertility,
http://www.biotech-finances.com/?page=cp&cp_id=30128 – Rank 37 – cached
Ovulation detector patch will help conception – Daylife
The DuoFertility system pioneered at Cambridge University measures the tiny
changes in body temperature which indicate when ovulation occurs.
http://www.daylife.com/article/0d2Fb7AfYM8XC – Rank 38 – cached
Cambridge Temperature Concepts busca a parejas que deseen
DuoFertility es un sensor extremadamente preciso que mide la temperatura basal
del cuerpo de la mujer. El dispositivo aumenta las posibilidades de concebir
http://es.biz.yahoo.com/080602/182/5yxd6.html – Rank 39 – cached
Trying to conceive – Pregnancy, Baby, Parenting – Forum – Bounty Club
im trying a new patch thing by duofertility. you just stick it to your arm (or
wherever) and its reads your temp constantly, and then you can check it with
http://my.bounty.com/forums/post/149/1319937/1/3/1/Tips-Please-Girls.htm – Rank 40 – cached
Download – Adobe Flash Player Download Center
Cambridge Temperature Concepts Limited (CTC) today announced the first user-trials
of their revolutionary non-invasive fertility monitor- DuoFertility.
http://www.alljewelries.org/download.htm – Rank 42 – cached
Labhoo.com – A to Z Directory of companies in Labhoo
Cambridge Temperature Concepts is developing a number of personal temperature
measurement devices such as DuoFertility, a patentable, non-hormonal,
http://www.labhoo.com/Directory.asp?LetID=D&PG=761 – Rank 44 – cached
You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40’s Blog // Recent Blog Entries
DuoFertility is a patent-pending, non-hormonal and minimally invasive passive
medical device that allows women to accurately identify ovulation cycles,
http://www.blogcatalog.com/blogs/you-can-get-pregnant-in-your-40s/posts/… – Rank 45 – cached
my-fertility.com – Fertility information and how to get pregnant
Welcome to DuoFertility. Is trying for a baby taking you longer than expected?
DuoFertility | The most accurate, convenient and reliable personal .
http://guaranteed-downloads.com/www.my-fertility.com – Rank 46 – cached
195.189.114.197 – 7895373
duo-fengshui.com · duofengtools.com · duoferm.com · duofernando.com · duofern.com ·
duofertility.biz · duofertility.com · duofertility.info.
http://195.189.114.197/7895373 – Rank 49 – cached
Nouvelle méthode de détéction de l’ovulation : Forum auFeminin
Nous vous fournirons gratuitement un prototype de DuoFertility ainsi quun test
DuoFertility est un petit thermomètre discret (de la taille de 1 centime)
http://forum.aufeminin.com/forum/matern4/__f116727_matern4-Nouvelle-meth… – Rank 50 – cached