New consultation asks how to upgrade active travel journeys

New consultation asks how to upgrade active travel journeys

Published: Monday, July 05, 2021

How £20 million should be spent to upgrade cycling journeys is the question being put to people in Greater Cambridge from today.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership has today launched its Cycling Plus consultation on 13 different areas that could be enhanced to help more people travel by foot or by bicycle.

The consultation asks people to have their say on which of the on-road corridors should be upgraded - or suggest other routes for consideration by the GCP.

Cllr Neil Gough, Chair of the GCP’s Executive Board, said:

“Enhancing our walking and cycling routes to make it easier, safer and faster for people to travel around on foot and by bicycle is a vital part of our plans to create an integrated transport network for Greater Cambridge.

“I encourage everyone to tell us their thoughts on the active travel corridors that have been identified for improvement in this public consultation, or suggest other alternatives, by 16 August.”

The possible corridors for investment were identified in the GCP’s Future Investment Strategy: Active Travel Opportunities study which was published earlier this year.

The GCP has already invested £130m to upgrade walking and cycling journeys – with construction now complete on the five Cross-City Cycling schemes, work ongoing on the Chisholm Trail and approval in place to build 12 Greater Cambridge Greenways to link the city to surrounding villages.

To have your say in the Cycling Plus public consultation visit: www.greatercambridge.org.uk/cycling-plus

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