The potential bus routes explore both on-road and off-road options, which are summarised below:
Option 1 – Low cost alternative option using the current road, following the A428 and A1303 into Cambridge as far as Lady Margaret Road.
Option 3a – Higher cost and off-road option. This would be a new and purpose-built public transport only route (no general traffic permitted) linking villages to the south of the A428/A1303 route and entering the city via Grange Road.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board selected this as the route, which best meets the wider City Deal objectives last October. The route is subject to more detailed investigation and thorough comparison with ‘on road’ options.
Option 6 – Low cost on-road option put forward by the Local Liaison Forum. It includes a tidal bus lane – in which buses could travel in either direction depending on certain conditions – for the A1303 west of the M11. Currently this option does not have any new bus infrastructure to the east of High Cross.
Option 3a and Option 6 will both be considered and evaluated
As of September 2017, the short-list for Park & Ride sites has now been reduced to two, prior to public consultation.
The two short-listed sites are:
A shortlist of potential Park & Ride sites will be reduced further in September 2017