Traffic management (sometimes referred to as demand management) aims to enable the most efficient use of road space within the city by:
Traffic management is a key part of the City Access eight point plan to tackle congestion within the city centre.
To ease congestion, improve air quality and make bus travel quicker and more reliable, we will reallocate limited road space in the city centre.
Benefits of traffic management include:
There are already over 200,000 cars travelling in and out of the city every day – we urgently need to invest in infrastructure to improve cycle, bus and rail journeys to avoid worsening gridlock.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership is committed to tackling congestion - keeping people, employment and our economy moving - and to maintain Cambridge as a city for people not traffic.
Traffic management measures would reduce congestion in our city centre and increase sustainable transport capacity on our existing travel network. Examples of demand management include one-way streets, bollards, bus priority lanes and cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Traffic management infrastructure is currently already in place in Cambridge, including bus lanes, bollards, filtered permeability and one-way streets.
This summer we commissioned Cambridge’s largest ever traffic survey to understand how people travel in, around and out of the city. The data will be used to update our modelling and inform future transport plans.
We’ll be working with stakeholders in the next few months to develop ideas for traffic management options for Cambridge.
We will use the opportunities that road space reallocation, congestion reduction, and infrastructure projects offer to improve air quality, the public realm and the historic and natural environment.
A road sign showing bus lane restrictions and CCTV enforcement
Road surface markings for a Bus Stop
A. The concept of six peak-time congestion control points (PCCPs), included in the summer 2016 Tackling Peak-Time Congestion Engagement, is no longer being progressed.
We are now looking at alternative options for traffic management.
A. The flower petal diagram published by the press earlier in 2017 was a conceptual idea and showed one of the options we are developing for managing general traffic.
We will be working with the public and stakeholders on ideas for traffic management later in the year.
A. Traffic management is already successfully used in Cambridge to reallocate limited road space, including: