The Barton Greenway will provide safer and better route for people walking, cycling and, where appropriate, horse-riding, between Barton and Cambridge with a spur to Grantchester.
The Barton Greenway proposals include upgrades to shared-use paths on the northern side of Barton Road, enhancements to two roundabouts to provide safer routes as well as widening a shared-use path over the M11 bridge. We’re also proposing traffic calming measures including raised tables and 20mph speed limits.
A proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is being advertised for Barton Village and Barton Road in Cambridge.
As the highways authority, Cambridgeshire County Council invite the public to provide comments on these proposals before Wednesday 20 March 2024. You can view the TRO on the county council's website.
The proposals are to enhance safety and encourage walking and cycling, and include:
Barton Road into Cambridge
- Lowering speed limits, including extending the current 30mph limit further west
- Introducing speed tables at side-road junctions to improve safety
- Changes to and/or widening of footway/cycle tracks.
- Introducing a lower 30mph speed limit from the A603 for a section of New Road
- Traffic calming to reduce vehicle speeds through the Village
- A new walking and cycling crossing near King's Grove on New Road.
New supporting signage would be placed at regular intervals along these sections of the Greenway.
You can submit comments to Cambridgeshire County Council before 20 March 2024.
Further schemes are in development for the Barton Greenway, including new safer crossings of the M11 slip-roads and improving the bridge over the M11, along with junction of Barton Road and Grantchester Road as part of the Haslingfield Greenway.
The Barton Greenway is located to the West of Cambridge and is 4 miles long with 2.1 miles of additional links.
The Barton Greenway proposals include upgrades to the shared-use path on the northern side of Barton Road, enhancements to two roundabouts to provide safer routes as well as widening a shared-use path over the M11 bridge. We’re also proposing traffic calming measures including raised tables and 20mph speed limits through Barton Village. There will also be a safer, off-road route to Grantchester via the bridleway from New Road / Cambridge Road, as well as an off-off road route north along the Baulk Path towards the Rugby club, where the route links into the Haslingfield Greenway
- Green active travel into and out of Cambridge for walkers, cyclists and, where appropriate horse riders.
- Easy and safe travel to workplaces, local schools and colleges, shops and transport hubs
- Links to the Haslingfield Greenway.
- Links to Comberton
- A safer crossing over the M11 with a wide path and greater distance from motor vehicles.
Barton Village and Barton Road Detailed Designs February 2024
Barton Greenway FAQs
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Barton Greenway Public Engagement Brochure 2022
Barton Greenway Summary Engagement Report 2022
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Barton-Greenway tube style map