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The Sawston Greenway will provide safer and better route for people walking, cycling and, where appropriate, horse-riding between Sawston, Stapleford, Great Shelford and Addenbrooke’s/Biomedical Campus.

The Greater Cambridge Greenways will follow off-road paths, along quiet streets or provide improved facilities along busier roads to provide more people with safer, easier and more direct routes in and out of Cambridge.

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Latest news

Designs are being developed for the Sawston Greenway.

Our Executive Board agreed progress the designs with some changes, and to submit required planning applications and orders necessary to create the route, following public engagement in Autumn 2022.

Forthcoming early works on the greenway include traffic-calming in Stapleford and widening of the DNA Path between Stapleford and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Due to rising construction costs, we are pausing work on a proposed off-road link alongside the railway line from Shelford Station south to the Dernford Resevoir, which would have required major embankments to protect the railway. The main route through Stapleford on Chaston Road, Hinton Way, Mingle Lane and on to A1301 will continue to be developed.

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Sawston Greenway 2024

Key benefits

  • High quality pedestrian and cycle crossing at the junction of Long Road and Robinson Way
  • Safer, more direct cycle tracks on Robinson Way through the Addenbrooke’s/Biomedical Campus
  • A more comfortable, wider Genome Path
  • Traffic calming, speed reductions and surface improvements through the village settings
  • High-quality pedestrian and cycle crossing of Hinton Way in Shelford
  • Safer, high-quality pedestrian and cycle crossings along the entire route

Background documents

Published 17 Mar 2023
Sawston Greenway You said We Did 2023

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Published 21 Feb 2023
Sawston OBC v2 ISSUED 2023-02-17

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Published 12 Sep 2021

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Published 12 Sep 2021

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Published 04 Aug 2021

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