The A1307, Three Campuses to Cambridge scheme aims to provide better bus, walking and cycling options for commuters along the A1307, linking communities and employment sites between Haverhill and Cambridge.
The preferred options include:
We are currently holding workshops with local councillors and stakeholders
Some of the benefits of the A1307 project are:
The preferred options for the A1307 project include:
Babraham Road Park and Ride to Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Babraham to Cambridge
A range of options for the scheme were presented to the Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board and Joint Assembly in March 2017. These were developed following detailed technical work and the analysis of results gathered from a public consultation on initial concepts.
The Executive Board approved further technical work to refine these options. Local Liaison Forum workshops and stakeholder engagement are taking place this summer, ahead of a full public consultation. Decisions from the Executive Board are available to view.
The A1307 project is currently allocated a budget of around £39 million.
The budget will be reviewed as detailed measures are determined.
Local Liaison Forums provide for regular dialogue between the project team and members of the local community during the course of any major transport project, ensuring interested parties are kept informed and can continue to have their say outside of formal consultation processes.
LLFs are chaired by local
More information and papers can be found on the A1307 LLF page.
A - Cambridge is booming. With this international economic success, however, comes the challenges of increasing pressure on our transport network. It is estimated that by 2031 the population of the Greater Cambridge area will have increased by a third from its 2011 levels. If we do nothing, gridlock will result and this economic growth could be forfeited, if companies chose to take their business elsewhere.
The A1307 serves major employment sites and its importance will only grow as these sites, such as the Cambridge Biomedical Campus expand. These developments, as well as the increasing population, will lead to huge increases in traffic unless alternatives such as better bus and cycle facilities are provided.
A - Upgrading the A1307 to a dual carriageway between the A11 and Haverhill is being pursued separately by the A1307 Strategy Board, which is convened by the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. The Greater Cambridge City Deal is investing £25k in transport modelling, as part of pre-strategic outline business case work.
Dualling of the A1307 to Haverhill would most likely connect to the A11 at Four Went Ways and not continue into Cambridge. It would make driving to Cambridge from Haverhill more attractive. As such it would have little impact on traffic coming into Cambridge, and hence has poor alignment to City Deal objectives to provide sustainable alternatives to car travel into Cambridge.
The City Deal Executive Board in March 2016 discounted dualling the A1307 from Haverhill to the A11 from consideration.
A - Much of the railway line has been built on, or ploughed in to fields; sections of new railway line would be needed to reinstate or bypass these sections. It is not a question of simply re-opening the railway line, the infrastructure in the main part is no longer there.
Reopening the old railway line was discounted as an option by the City Deal Executive Board in March 2016. The cost of this was estimated between £390-650m, which is beyond the City Deal resources. A separate project, Rail Haverhill, exists to consider the case for reinstating rail services in the longer term.
A - A number of options for reducing speed on this section of road have been put forward as part of the City Deal proposals, which include a speed limit review, increased road markings and warning signs, interactive speed signs, and a detailed review of the Dean Road Crossroads, which has historically been an accident cluster site.
We are working closely with the road safety team at Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire Constabluary, seeking to achieve a scheme which promotes driver compliance with the speed limit and is self-enforcing.
A - City Deal aims to improve the infrastructure, ease congestion and offer alternative reliable travel options, to make it easier to travel by bus, cycle or on foot into, out of and around Cambridge. The City Deal will invest in enhancing transport infrastructure that makes it easier for people to travel between places of work, and home, using sustainable modes of transport, reduce congestion and support our city region’s connectivity with regional and national transport networks. The Local Transport Plan (LTP), the Transport Strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire (TSCSC), and the Cambridge and South Cambridge Submitted Local Plans envisage enhanced transport infrastructure by non-car modes to provide sustainable transport links to address this increased demand.
The A1307 is the main route into the city from the southeast of Cambridge. There are already significant congestion issues on this route which will only get worse with planned expansions of the Biomedical Campus and other major development sites. To help ease congestion and offer sustainable alternatives for travel, which will help Cambridge to sustainable economic growth, it is necessary to address the transport issues in this area.
A - The A1307 is closely linked with the City Access project, which aims to ensure better bus and cycle facilities in the centre of Cambridge.
The Cross City Cycling project currently improves the cycleways along Hills Road in Cambridge.
The Greenways project also looks into improving walking, cycling and horse-riding in the area, including a route from Linton into Cambridge. This will integrate with the A1307 proposals.