We were asking for your views on three options for the link between Madingley Mulch roundabout and Bourn roundabout.
The section from Bourn roundabout to Broadway forms part of a major planning application for approximately 3,500 homes at Bourn Airfield and is the same across all options. All options show two alternatives for entry to Cambourne, travelling with general traffic through the village (Route A), or up Broadway and along St Neots Road (Route B), entering Cambourne from the north.
Plans for the wider, regional Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) are at an early stage and action is needed now to tackle worsening congestion and accommodate growing communities west of Cambridge. A future CAM network proposes electric, rubber-tyred vehicles that can run on existing roads, and, for best performance, use dedicated, off-road routes to bypass congestion.
A Metro network running on or off road needs enough space to provide the best service. Options 1 and 3 offer more road capacity due to greater separation from general traffic. Option 2 offers less capacity, as the route is shared with general traffic.
To facilitate the future CAM network, these proposals demonstrate alternatives for entry to Cambourne, sharing road space with general traffic through the village, or entering Cambourne from the north, offering greater capacity. GCP will continue to work closely with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority as proposals for the CAM develop.
A new public transport route adjacent to the A428 and St Neots Road. The route would be entirely off-road with minimal interaction with general traffic, except at junctions.
Public transport vehicles would run on-road along St Neots Road with general traffic east of the Bourn roundabout. There would be basic junction improvements.
Public transport vehicles would run on-road along St Neots Road in priority lanes running in both directions.
There are two options for Park & Ride facility locations:
• Scotland Farm - with vehicle access off Scotland Road; or
• Waterworks - with access off the Madingley Mulch roundabout. Both locations are compatible with a future CAM network
Both locations are compatible with a future CAM network.
We consulted on the approximate location of the Park & Ride facility in 2017, and Scotland Farm was the preferred location. With more information on Phase 2, we were asking for views on more detailed proposals showing how the route would link with each of the proposed sites.
Approximate cost: £10m (excludes land costs)
Approximate cost: £9m (excludes land costs)