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Improving journeys between Sawston, Stapleford, Great Shelford, Addenbrooke’s, Royal Papworth and Cambridge 

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A safer and easier route for people walking, wheeling and cycling, it will mean:

  • Safer crossings of busy roads near Sawston and in Stapleford and Great Shelford;
  • A wider and better lit DNA path;
  • Renewed, repaired and safer 20mph streets in Stapleford and Great Shelford;
  • Safer crossing outside Long Road Sixth Form College.  

Where we are

Final designs are being developed for the whole route. 

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How we got here

We spoke to communities about ideas for the greenway in winter 2017/18. A first public consultation then followed in Summer 2020. Our decision-making Executive Board then agreed funds for the greenway in October 2020.

We sought public feedback for four weeks in Autumn 2022. Leaflets were delivered to 6,000 households and businesses. With an online webinar and a drop-in event anyone could attend. People could submit comments online, over the phone or via the post.

Following this our 09 March 2023 Executive Board meeting agreed to progress the route with the changes outlined in our You Said We Did Report.

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.

Route overview

Following the A1301 north of Sawston into Stapleford at Church Street and along Mingle Lane, crossing Station Road on Chaston Road before joining the DNA path at Granham’s Road into Francis Crick Avenua in the Biomedical Campus to Robinson Way and Long Road Sixth Form College. 

Sawston Greenway 2024

Background documents

Published 15 May 2024
Sawston Greenway You said We Did 2023

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Published 15 May 2024
Sawston OBC v2 ISSUED 2023-02-17

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Published 15 May 2024

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