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The Comberton Greenway will be a new or improved walking, cycling and, where appropriate, horse-riding route between Comberton, Hardwick, Coton, Cambridge University West Campus and Cambridge.

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Where we are and how we got here

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First phase of works complete in Comberton

Since December 2023, we have helped make school runs safer and easier with two new zebra crossings – one outside Comberton Village College and one close to Meridian Primary School. Eight junctions and the central crossroads have been updated to provide safer crossings, including eight raised crossings at side-roads alongside ‘tactile paving’ to help blind and partially sighted people feel where they are crossing a road. Surfaces, lighting and signage have also been renewed at each site.

Elsewhere on the route, we’re working on new traffic-free paths linking up Long Road, Coton and Hardwick. Here we are talking with the landowners before we can take these through the legal steps needed to create new public rights of way and through the planning system.

Construction of the full route, pending land agreements and planning permission, is pencilled for the 2025/26 financial year.

Changes to the designs following public engagement in 2022 are summarised in the ‘You Said, We Did’ report (PDF)

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Route details

Comberton Greenway will be 6 miles with 2.5 miles of other links.

The draft route starts in Comberton and will include a further improvement to the existing link towards Barton. The main route heads north alongside Long Road and is joined by a link from Hardwick. The greenway then continues towards Coton. There are additional wide grassy verges for horse riders, joggers and ramblers. We will use bee-friendly plants to make the route attractive and support a wide range of wildlife. The area around the M11 bridge will have a wider pathway and a new surface. The greenway then carries on past the Cambridge University West Campus. A new link branches off towards Barton Road before the path continues along Adams Road, Grange Road and Sidgwick Avenue before reaching Silver Street. It then joins other cycle roads into and around Cambridge.

Comberton Greenway map

Key benefits

  • Green active travel into and out of Cambridge for walkers, cyclists and horse riders
  • Easy and safe travel to workplaces, local schools and colleges, shops and transport hubs
  • Improved links to Barton, Hardwick, Coton, West Cambridge, the Sidgwick Site and Newnham
  • Links to the Barton and Haslingfield Greenway routes


Background documents

Published 23 May 2024
Coton Village Designs May 2024

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Published 23 May 2024
Comberton Village Designs May 2024

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Published 15 May 2024
Sidgwick Avenue Designs August 2023

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Published 15 May 2024
Comberton Greenway You Said We Did 2023

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Published 15 May 2024
West Area Community Forum_Greenways 07-11-22

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Published 15 May 2024
Comberton-Greenway tube style map

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Published 15 May 2024

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Published 15 May 2024

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