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Road signs, pointing to A1307 Cambridge (direction left of image), A1307 Haverhill (direction right of image), and Stapleford / Magog Downs (direction towards viewer)
PROJECT SUMMARY

The Cambridge South East Transport Study 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. 

PROJECT UPDATE

Work on phase one of the project will begin in January.

The first lane of the eastbound dual carriageway near Linton will be hatched off and a new left turn will be created to enable vehicles to turn left safely into Dalehead Foods, which will also give greater visibility to vehicles leaving the site.

Work will soon follow on upgrading the traffic signals at Linton Village College to increase capacity, installing additional cycle lockers and storage at Babraham Park and Ride, and creating an eastbound bus lane approaching Linton.

The proposals will provide additional capacity for the growth of journeys
to, from and around Cambridge from the south east."

B E N E F I T S  O F  T H E  P R O J E C T

 The project will:

  • Cut congestion
  • Improve air quality
  • Provide faster and more reliable transport routes into Cambridge and to employment sites 
  • Link villages together 
  • Improve junction safety through highway improvements
  • Provide high-quality walking and cycling facilities
Diagram of the scheme aims, as described in the adjacent list

Scheme images

B A C K G R O U N D

The Cambridge South East Transport Study 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.

A continuous multi-user 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 Park & Ride site near the A11/A505 interchange.

More details on the project are on the project's background page

NEXT STEPS

The Phase 1 elements of road safety, junction, walking and cycling improvements along the A1307 have been approved and are scheduled to be built and implemented over the next three years.

For Phase 2 of the scheme, we are currently developing the detailed proposals for the long-term public transport route further.  We will then consult with you again on the  details of this route.

L O C A L  L I A I S O N  F O R U M S

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 councillors and are open to the public.

More information and papers can be found on the Cambridge South East LLF page.