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Cambridge South East Transport Study consultation extended

Published: Monday, March 12, 2018


People now have more time to have their say on improving public transport links to and from Cambridge from the south east.

The Cambridge South East Transport Study public consultation will now close on Monday, 9 April.

People have been telling us their views on three strategies aimed at making it easier and quicker for people to travel into and out of the city from the south east.

The strategies include options to provide better public transport links – which could transition into the CAM Metro concept being developed by the Combined Authority – as well as cycling and walking routes, and road safety improvements along the A1307.

With the recent extreme weather impacting on the house-to-house delivery of questionnaires, the Partnership has extended the consultation to 9 April to allow additional time for people to respond.

Cllr Francis Burkitt, Chair of the Partnership’s Executive Board, said: “We’re extending the consultation to ensure people have time to consider the three strategies and tell us their views on them.

“The current congestion on the A1307 and other nearby roads is miserable for commuters, residents and businesses – particularly those trying to get to Addenbrooke’s, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Babraham Research Campus and Granta Park.

“By investing in sustainable travel, we can help reduce congestion and its damaging effects on the environment, health and the economy both now and in the future.”

The three alternative strategies are:

Strategy 1: A new segregated Mass Rapid Transit route, which could in due course transition into the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro scheme being proposed by the Combined Authority, from the A11 via Sawston to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Strategy 2: A new dedicated public transport link between the existing Babraham Road Park & Ride and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and an inbound bus lane from Babraham Research Campus to the Babraham Road Park & Ride site. 

Strategy 3: An inbound bus lane along the A1307 from Babraham Research Campus to the Addenbrooke's Hospital roundabout. 

The proposals also include bus priority, junction improvements, walking and cycling measures and road safety improvements along the A1307 between Haverhill and Cambridge.

A continuous multi-user path for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders could form the Linton Greenway.

People can have their say on the proposals by visiting the Partnership’s website and completing an online survey. Paper copies of the survey are also available.

A number of public exhibitions and events will be held over the coming weeks. The dates, times and venues for those events can be found on the Partnership’s website.

The feedback will help to develop the proposals and allow the Executive Board to select a preferred strategy in the summer. That would then be subject to a further round of public consultation.

Find out more and have your say via the Cambridge South East Transport Study page.