Taxi drivers are refusing to drive down a notorious road in the city because they're being attacked, it has been claimed.
Paul Bradley, former vice chairman of the Cambridge Hackney & Private Hire Association, says some drivers don't drive customers beyond the level crossing in Fen Road "out of fear".
As long ago as January Cambridgeshire Live started reporting on problems facing residents when John Grefe recounted a catalogue of issues that had plagued the area.
These included motorists mounting pavements, driving at cyclists, racing cars, a rocket fired from the back of a car at cyclists and objects - including dead animals - thrown at people.
Mr Bradley said: "Quite a few drivers have been attacked down there, so some drivers have chosen to stop at the level crossing.
"I don't drive taxis anymore. I didn't have problems so I'd go down there, but I did nearly have trouble myself.
"Cars have been damaged. There will be racing down there and they won't move out of the way. It can be a bit scary for some.
"The fact that it's a dead end as well puts people off."
Passengers have reported being unable to get a taxi service to drop them off at home.
One man, who chose not to be named, told Cambridgeshire Live that when he lived down Fen Road, he had been told to get out of the taxi.
"I told the taxi driver to drop me off beyond the level crossing, but he said no," he said.
"I asked him why, he said it was dangerous. I told him I wasn't paying him any money if he didn't drop me to my home.
"He told me to get out of his taxi. It's happened on more than one occasion."
Police vowed to 'follow up every call' from residents on the road in May.
Inspector Paul Rogerson wrote an open letter to the under-fire families who have suffered a litany of dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour.
He had vowed detectives will contact crime victims, follow up with every call, continue increased patrols in the area and arrange drop-in sessions with residents.
The operation came after about 100 Fen Road and East Chesterton residents aired their fury over a crimewave during a public meeting with police on May 8.
Cambridgeshire Police and Panther Taxis have been contacted for a comment.