Cross City Cycling

Project summary

The Cross City Cycling project is a network of five cycling routes to make it safer and easier for people to travel between their home and places of work, education and leisure.

The project aims to encourage more people to travel by bicycle which will help to reduce congestion and improve air quality, health and road safety.

Key benefits

  • Reduced congestion
  • Improved health
  • Improved air quality
  • Easier to cycle
  • More cycle parking
  • Improved safety
Map showing principle employment and residential centres and developments, with 5 key cycling access projects: A) Arbury Rd, B) Cambridge North/Science Park, C) Ditton Lane/East Cambridge, D) Hills Road/Addenbrookes, and E) Fulbourn/Cherry Hinton

Current status

Construction on the final route, Fulbourn Road, is expected to finish in early 2021. This is part of Cambridgeshire County Council’s planned upgrade of the Robin Hood roundabout.

Project details

In January 2015, the Executive Board agreed that the Cross City Cycling projects should form part of the City Deal programme.

A report was presented at the August 2015 Executive Board to approve the five Cross City Cycling projects and to consult on these. The Executive Board agreed to these recommendations.

A public consultation was held on the five projects in January 2016. The results were then reported to the Board in June 2016. The Board approved all five projects and increased the funding.

Construction has finished on four of the five schemes, with work on the final route in early 2021.

All reports can be found in the documents section below. Information on the individual projects is on the project pages.

View along a main road, with a pedestrian and cycle crossing leading past a park.



Published on 11 Nov 2019


Published on 11 Nov 2019


Published on 11 Nov 2019


Published on 11 Nov 2019

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