The GCP Active Travel Programme
Active travel is any method of transport which include physical activity.
Active travel methods such as cycling, scooting, jogging and walking are increasingly popular as more people appreciate the benefits of being outdoors and a more active lifestyle. Electric and motorised cycles and scooters are also making journeys easier and travelling longer distances more viable.
‘Active transport modes like walking and cycling have a very positive impact on local air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and public health. Walking and cycling are already popular transport modes within certain areas of the Combined Authority, such as Cambridge, but we must ensure that they become more widespread across the region.’
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Local Transport Plan.
The GCP is creating safe and easy routes for more active travel journeys to accommodate Greater Cambridge’s growing number of cyclists, along with those walking and horse-riding.
All of GCP’s infrastructure schemes integrate active travel, with the off-road Public Transport schemes providing adjacent shared use (cycle and pedestrian) paths, and a network of 12 Greenways for between connections for those travelling into the city and inner city Cross City Cycling, Chisholm Trail and Madingley Road schemes are all underway