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Consultation to launch on Milton Road improvement plans

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2018

A public consultation on proposals to provide improved public transport, cycling and walking journeys along Milton Road begins on Monday. 

The £16m project, funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), includes the introduction of inbound and outbound bus lanes and proposals for ‘floating bus stops’ with completely segregated walking and cycling lanes.

The scheme – which aims to help reduce congestion and encourage more people onto sustainable modes of transport –also includes ‘Copenhagen-style’ crossings to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and residents in the area.

Trees that are removed to make way for the new bus lanes and shared-use cycling and walking routes will be replaced with semi-mature trees which are more suitable to the environment. Construction is expected to begin in 2020.

Cllr Lewis Herbert, Chair of the GCP’s Executive Board, said: “We have worked closely with the community over the past two years to design a scheme that makes way for safer walking and cycling routes, and improved public transport but also maintains Milton Road as a tree-lined avenue into the city centre.

“As a result of our discussions with the community, any trees that are removed will be replaced along with additional landscaping to further enhance the area.

“I want to thank all the residents, councillors and others who have contributed towards the updated design and strong set of proposals for improving cycling and bus journeys along Milton Road in the future.”

People can share their opinions on the plans at one of three community events or using the GCP’s new online engagement tool, Consult Cambs, which includes an interactive map and a questionnaire.

The events will be held on the following dates and venues:

  • Arbury Road Baptist Church (CB4 2JE) on Wednesday 26 September, 4-7pm
  • All Saints Church (CB24 6AB) on Tuesday 9 October, 4-7pm
  • St George’s Church (CB4 1LN) on Tuesday 23 October, 5-8pm

The findings will be put before members of the Joint Assembly and Executive Board later this year for a decision.

The public consultation runs between 17 September and 29 October. For more information visit the project page.