Mill Road

Project overview

The consultation is now closed (as of noon Monday 21 March). Thank you for responding.

Mill Road Spring 2022 public consultation

The consultation sought views from the public to about:

  • how people use Mill Road today
  • what types of measures could help improve Mill Road
  • what people want Mill Road to be like in the future.

Information about the consultation can be found at

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Project background

In summer 2020 Cambridgeshire County Council made changes to Mill Road through an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO), supported by the UK Government’s emergency active travel funding.

Mill Road bridge was closed to private motor traffic from June 2020 to early August 2021. This was to allow pedestrians and cyclists more space for social distancing.

In a similar way to the ‘bus gates’ in the city centre, the bridge remained open for people walking and cycling and for buses.

It meant:

  • through journeys by private vehicle were not possible
  • residents, businesses and deliveries could still access premises by motor vehicle using alternative routes

The scheme was reviewed in July 2021. At this point Cambridgeshire County Councillors on the Highways and Transport Committee voted to allow the road to reopen to general traffic, with the plan to ask for public views on the future of the road. In November 2021, the Highways and Transport Committee voted to ask the GCP to carry out a further consultation on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council to ensure alignment with wider proposals for the city centre, such as City Access and Making Connections.

We want to hear your views to help us identify quick wins and work towards a long-term plan for the area.

Final decisions on measures that could be put in place on Mill Road will be made by Cambridgeshire County Council.

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What happens next?

A further public consultation will take place later in 2022, subject to approval from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Committee.

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Published on 09 Feb 2022

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