The Fulbourn Greenway will make it easier for people to walk or cycle from Fulbourn into Cambridge. By the end of 2025, the Greater Cambridge Greenways will be a network to connect people as they travel by foot or bike to work, see friends, or for exercise, with provision for equestrians in appropriate locations.
To speed up improvements, we've split delivery of the route into two phases:
- Phase 1: the eastern section, runs from Fulbourn village up to the Yarrow Road.
- Phase 2: the western section, runs from Yarrow Road to Cambridge Railway Station. We continue to work with Network Rail on proposals for this section
Our Executive Board agreed to progress designs for the Fulbourn Greenway Phase 1 following public engagement in summer 2023 with some changes to the designs. We are now updating the designs and working to submit any planning applications, path creation orders and associated permits.
- 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
- Links with new housing and workplaces on the east side of the city
- Links with the Chisholm Trail.
A public consultation on the Fulbourn Greenway was held in 2018 with supportive feedback received. Further design work on the route was approved by the GCP Executive Board in December 2020.
There has also been a ‘Quick Win’. The Yarrow Road footpath, between Fulbourn Road and just past the Tesco crossing, has been replaced with a 3.5m wide shared-use foot/cycleway. We have made the side-road corners and crossings safer with better visibility for all users. The Pelican crossing to Tesco (west of the Tesco roundabout) has been upgraded to a Toucan crossing for walkers and cyclists to use. Local residents asked us for two new bus stops to make it easier to use the Citi 1 service. These are now in place.
Fulbourn engagement report
Fulbourn Greenway OBC