Reports on Greenways walking and cycling network published

Published 29 November 2023

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The Greater Cambridge Partnership’s plans to improve walking, wheeling and cycling as part of the Greenways network could take a step forward this winter.

Members of the GCP’s Joint Assembly will be presented with detailed proposals for better walking, cycling and, where appropriate, horse-riding links between Cambridge and the villages of Fulbourn and Haslingfield.

Thomas Fitzpatrick, head of GCP programme, said:

“The extensive greenway network will make cycling and walking safer and more pleasant for an increasing number of people. It will mean more people are able to walk to school, cycle to the shops, to college or work and see friends and family using sustainable forms of travel.

“Following this summer’s consultation and engagement, we are bringing forward plans to update the designs for the Fulbourn and Haslingfield Greenways based on what local communities told us.

“With works already underway in Comberton and Horningsea, people will be able to benefit from better walking and cycling journeys as sections of those schemes are delivered in early 2024, with more greenways improvements to follow.”

Over the summer and autumn, the GCP engaged the public on plans for the Haslingfield Greenway through Grantchester and phase 1 of the Fulbourn Greenway between the village and Yarrow Road superstore.

A preferred route for the Haslingfield Greenway has been put forward to decision makers.

The consultation received over 400 responses with 64 per cent in favour of the route. Changes are proposed to the design at the junction of Coton Road, Broadway and High Street in Grantchester because of the public feedback to the consultation.

Phase one of the Fulbourn Greenway could also get the go ahead for further development, with changes to the design of the junction of Teversham Road and Hinton Road.

The GCP continue to work with Network Rail on designs for phase two of the greenway, which would run between the Yarrow Road level crossing, along the Tins Path and onto the Carter Bridge and Cambridge Railway Station.

The GCP’s Joint Assembly and Executive Board will also consider the updated delivery plan for all 12 Greenways.

The GCP’s Joint Assembly will meet at 1:30pm on Monday 11 December at the Guildhall.

The agenda and papers can be found on Cambridgeshire County Council's website.