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CONSULTATION 2018

Following public consultation in 2016 and further development of options in 2017, we have identified three strategies which would help deliver faster, more reliable and sustainable public transport  options for journeys between Cambridge and the area to the south east. The project was previously known as 'A1307, Three Campuses to Cambridge'.

Have your say on

  • New public transport links
  • New and improved walking and cycling routes
  • Road safety improvements

Let us know, which proposals you prefer by completing the online survey by Tuesday 3 April 2018. 

There are a number of ways to respond to the consultation. Please visit our consultation page for details on how to have your say.

Your feedback will help to develop the strategies further and allow the Executive Board to select a preferred strategy to take forward.

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 Greater Cambridge Partnership will be consulting on the three options in the New Year. All three strategies 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
THE PROPOSALS

Phase 1

The map below shows a range of bus priority, road safety and walking and cycling proposals. These proposals are common to all the strategies and would be built as soon as possible. Some options are low cost and do not require extra land, as they are within the highway, or planning consent. These could be completed very quickly. More details on the phase 1 elements  can be downloaded from the documents below the map.

A continuous multi-user path for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders is planned from  Cambridge to Linton and, subject to this consultation, would form part of the Linton Greenway. More information on Greenways is available on the Greenways project page.

pdf Map of phase 1 elements common to all strategies

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pdf Elements common to all strategies

Please note these pages are extracted from the consultation leaflet. Any references to other pages in this document refer to pages in the consultation leaflet.

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Phase 2

Longer-term public transport improvements consist of three high-level strategies:

Strategy 1

  • a new segregated Mass Rapid Transit route from the A11 via Sawston to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus
  • a Park & Ride near the A11/A505 junction 
  • would most likely form part of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro being proposed by the  Combined Authority

Strategy 2

  • a new dedicated public transport link between the existing Babraham Road Park & Ride and the  Cambridge Biomedical Campus 
  • an inbound bus lane from Babraham Research Campus to the Babraham Road Park & Ride site
  • a Park & Ride near the A11/A1307 junction 
Strategy 3 
  • an inbound bus lane along the A1307 from Babraham Research Campus to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital roundabout
  • a Park & Ride near the A11/A1307 junction

For more information on these three strategies, please download the documents below. 

Please note visualisations are generic and do not represent any particular location.  Their details are subject to design development and landscaping will be appropriate to the surrounding area and views along the routes.

pdf Consultation brochure - Cambridge South East Transport Study

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pdf Consultation leaflet summary - Cambridge South East Transport Study

This is a shorter, more concise version of the consultation brochure

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pdf Strategy 1 map

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pdf Strategy 2 map

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pdf Strategy 3 map

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pdf CSETS Strategies 1 & 2 typical layout 1 CAM

Typical layout of Mass Rapid Transit route for Strategy 1 or public transport link for strategy 2, both with multi-user path alongside. Vehicles shown are advanced, electric-powered, rail-less trams.

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pdf CSETS Strategies 1 & 2 typical layout 2 CAM

Typical layout of Mass Rapid Transit route for Strategy 1 or public transport link for strategy 2, both with multi-user path alongside. Vehicles shown are advanced, electric-powered, rail-less trams.

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pdf CSETS Strategy 2 typical layout 1

Typical layout of public transport link between the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and Babraham Rd Park & Ride, which could form part of the metro network as well as the regular bus network.

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pdf CSETS Strategy 2 typical layout 2

Typical layout of public transport link between the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and Babraham Rd Park & Ride, which could form part of the metro network as well as the regular bus network.

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pdf CSETS Strategies 2 & 3 typical layout A1307

Typical layout of bus lane on A1307 near Wandlebury

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pdf CSETS Strategy 3 typical layout Babraham Road

Typical layout of bus lane on Babraham Road near Addenbrooke's Hospital

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What’s the CAM (Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro)?
A recent study looking into options for Mass Rapid Transit (commissioned by the Combined Authority and Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP)) found that a new Metro system is a viable option for Greater Cambridge - providing the capacity and the flexibility to help meet the area’s future transport needs at an affordable price. In January 2018 the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority decided to take CAM forward.

The CAM is a high-quality tram-like system, with vehicles that are not restricted to rails; it is a flexible form of public transport than can run both over or underground. While the CAM vehicles could travel on-road, segregated dedicated routes provide faster and more reliable services, maximising the potential usage. 

This new solution is currently under development, but what it does mean is that any segregated public transport corridors currently used by buses could later transition to form part of the wider CAM network in the future. More detail on the CAM concept can be found at www.greatercambridge.org.uk/futureinvestmentstrategy  

NEXT STEPS

In summer 2018, taking all of the supporting information and consultation responses into account, the Combined Authority and the GCP Executive Board will consider how to  proceed with the project. The GCP Executive Board will decide if the phase 1 proposals presented should be developed further for implementation and choose a preferred strategy for phase 2.

We will then consult with you again on the  details of the preferred strategy, should any of them be taken forward.

09 Feb 2018
03 Apr 2018

Cambridge South East Transport Study Consultation 2018

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16 Jun 2016
01 Aug 2016

A1307 - Initial ideas for bus and cycle links

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B A C K G R O U N D

Please visit the project's background for more information. 

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. For the Cambridge South East Transport Study an initial meeting was held between local councillors and project officers to allow councillors to establish the LLF and determine membership. This initial meeting was by invitation only. The LLF meetings are now open to the public.

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