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Histon Road transport scheme moves forward

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017

Plans for improved bus, cycling and walking trips along Histon Road in Cambridge are set to take a step forward.

Histon Road is a key route for people travelling between the north and west and the centre of Cambridge, and an increasing volume of trips is expected as the region continues to grow.

Funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), the project proposes a new bus lane, improved cycle lanes and upgraded traffic signals to encourage more people to opt for sustainable travel, helping to reduce congestion on the roads.

Next month, members of GCP’s Joint Assembly will be asked to consider a revised ‘do maximum’ scheme, based on further feedback from members of the community.

It includes a recommendation that the proposed inbound bus lane, between King Hedges Road and Gilbert Road, is truncated and bus gates are used instead.

The revised plan would mean there would be no compulsory purchase of land from residents nor the need to remove the verges and trees along that stretch of road.

The proposed reduction in the length of the bus lane would also potentially enable a higher quality pedestrian and cycle lane to be introduced in that area. Some parking spaces would need to be removed to do this.

The recommendations will discussed at the Joint Assembly on 2 November and referred to the Executive Board’s meeting for a decision on 22 November.

For more information and to read the report visit South Cambridgeshire District Council’s website.