P R O J E C T  S U M M A R Y

Arbury Road connects residential areas in Northern Cambridge, some of which contain new housing developments that have created a growth in the local population. Already well used by students, commuters and people wanting to access facilities further afield, the route presents an exciting opportunity to further expand Cambridge’s sustainable travel network.

Creating better sustainable infrastructure is one strategy in the solution to curbing the pressures a rising population will have on Cambridge’s transport network. This network will also ultimately help improve the public’s health and wellbeing, whilst creating more travel choices other than the motor vehicle which may reduce congestion for future commuters.

Construction works to start Monday 16 October.


Work is currently underway to improve the transport infrastructure along Arbury Road. We are currently in Phase 2a of the works, plans of this phase can be viewed below in the download section. The Phase 2b works will follow on from this, plans for this later work will be made available shortly. 

Currently, cycling infrastructure along much of Arbury Road is of poor quality and requires upgrading. By creating better infrastructure, cycling will become a more viable travel alternative for new and existing residents.

The 1st phase of Arbury Road was completed by Cambridgeshire County Council in autumn 2016. The aim of this project is to extend this high quality cycling infrastructure along the majority of Arbury road. In order to do this some hedges have been removed and new ones planted, further away from the road, to make space for new cycle lanes.

P U B L I C  E N G A G E M E N T

Throughout the planning process, local residents have been updated on traffic management measures and project timescales.

Information events have also been held for members of the community. 


Phase 2 of the Arbury Road works has been allocated a budget of £1.8 Million.

Does this need planning permission?

When will the building work of the scheme start?

What plant species have been included in the new hedgerow?

Hedges were removed in March, but works haven’t started, why is this?

Will you be conducting any under planting in the new hedges that have been put in place?

T 5040403 HW GA 121 C

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XCC Arbury Road Hedge Letter 15.03.2017

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XCC Arbury Road Project Brief 05.11.15

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P 5040190 HW CP 103 B

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