The Greater Cambridge Partnership’s consultation on proposals to improve the way in which people travel around our area is now underway.
‘Making Connections: have your say on greener travel in Greater Cambridge’ asks for people’s thoughts on proposals to transform public transport, improve cycling and walking and reduce pollution and congestion. The proposals are of interest to everyone who lives in or travels to Greater Cambridge, whether for work, education or leisure.
The consultation sets out three main areas on which they’d like to hear people’s thoughts.
A new bus network: At the heart of the proposals is an expanded and transformed bus network, offering more frequent services, with longer operating hours, more rural connections, and new routes into our growing employment sites.
Funding transport improvements: A new public transport network will need funding and lower congestion to run. There are two main ways to free up road space and raise money to invest in better bus services and more cycling and walking infrastructure – a road charging zone, or additional parking charges. They’d like to hear what people think about these.
Better cycling and walking routes and high quality public spaces: lower traffic levels would create more opportunities to improve routes for people cycling and walking. Lower traffic levels and better air quality would also create more opportunities to provide high quality public spaces for people to enjoy.
Full information about the consultation – including a range of public events the GCP is holding to talk about these proposals – can be found online at https://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/making-connections-2021. Please note that the consultation closes at midday on Monday 20 December 2021.