Published: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Residents are invited to help shape South Cambridgeshire green transport network, as part of a project to transform access to the city via a network of the Greenways.
Summer engagement on ideas for non-motorised ‘Greenway’ routes between the villages of Waterbeach and Fulbourn at Cambridge was hugely successful, with lots of great ideas being put forward by members of the public.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership is now calling on Cambridgeshire residents to help steer the Greenways project by sharing their experiences of walking, cycling and horse riding across the Barton and Haslingfield area.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership aims to engage local people with this project to create solutions which put the community at the heart of Greenway design.
The Greenways Team are hoping for more of the same success in releasing four more dates of public information sharing events. These events, which will feature both a Barton and Haslingfield Greenway, are an opportunity for people to share current local knowledge and challenges they may face with current transport infrastructure in the area.
Officers are hoping to gather a wealth of information including: where people are travelling between, what challenges users experience with the current infrastructure, which routes to the city would be preferred and what types of infrastructure would be best in keeping with the local area.
Discussing the successful period of public engagement for a Fulbourn and Waterbeach Greenway, the Greenways project manager Simon Manville said: “It has been a great experience working with so many passionate people in the heart of the local communities around South Cambridgeshire. People have felt valued in this experience and have been keen to share their knowledge, which is exactly what we need to build the best possible Greenway network.
“We have been lucky in getting a great response back on our previous Greenway events and are hoping to repeat this success for the Barton and Haslingfield Greenways.”
“This won’t be the last chance you have to influence the Greenways network in these areas though, we shall be coming back once we have created designs from this information in order to consult formally next year.”
A timetable of four events has now been released and can be seen below.
These events are an integral part of the process which puts the community at the heart of Greenway design, so we are encouraging interested people to help spread the message to others, so we can get as much input from as many people as possible.
Tuesday 17 October
17.30 – 19.30
Barton Primary school
Wednesday 18 October
17.30 – 20.00
Cambridge Rugby Club (Volac Park)
Friday 20 October
11.00 – 14.00
Cambridgeshire County Council
Wednesday 25 October
18.00 – 20.00
Haslingfield Methodist Church
All sessions will gather information for both Barton and Haslingfield Greenways.