The Cambridge South East Transport project aims to provide better public transport, walking and cycling options for those who travel in the A1307 and A1301 area, improving journey times and linking communities and employment sites in the area south east of Cambridge.
The Phase 2 public consultation on proposals for a new travel hub near the A11/A1307/A505, a new public transport route between the A11 and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and new walking, cycling and horse riding links is now closed. The feedback is being analysed and results will be published on these web pages early in the new year. More information on the proposals from this consultation can be found on the consultation page.
Phase 1 works to construct an eastbound bus lane on the A1307 at Linton between Dalehead Foods and Linton Village College are ongoing and scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. The work involves converting Lane 1 to a bus lane, constructing a build out at Dalehead Foods, surfacing in parts of the central reserve to improve visibility at gaps, improving the cycleway, extending the 40mph limit, and extending the 50 mph speed limit at Hildersham.
While the works take place Lane 1 eastbound will be closed and a 40mph temporary speed limit will be in place. The work will be carried out by Cambridgeshire Highways.
The proposals will provide additional capacity for the growth of journeys
to, from and around Cambridge from the south east."
The project will:
The Cambridge South East Transport project is made up of two phases.
Phase 1 looks at road safety, walking, cycling and bus priority measures along the A1307 between Haverhill and Cambridge. Some of these elements are low cost and do not require extra land, as they are within the highway, or planning consent. These can be completed quickly. Please see he map above for locations of these schemes.
A continuous shared-use path for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders is planned from Cambridge to Linton and will form part of the Linton Greenway. More information on Greenways is available on the Greenways project page.
Phase 2 of the scheme involves a new public transport route from the A11 via Sawston and Shelford to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Alongside this new public transport route will be a new path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, similar to the one along the existing guided busways.
The proposals also include a new travel hub near the A11/A505/A1307 junctions. This travel hub would be in addition to the existing Babraham Road Park & Ride.
More details on the project are on the project's background page.
The findings of the recent public consultation on a new public transport route between the A11 and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, a new travel hub near the A11/A1307/A505 and new walking, cycling and horse riding links will be presented to the Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board in 2020. The Board will then decide whether the proposals will go ahead and which travel hub site would be the preferred option.
The road safety, junction, walking and cycling improvements along the A1307 have been approved and are scheduled to be built and implemented over the next two years. Works to be carried out in the next year include:
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 Cambridge South East LLF page.