The Greenways team have been working across the Greater Cambridge area to engage with local communities and find out what the public would like from a local travel route for cyclists, walkers and equestrians.
After consulting with local residents we have now collated all of the data from this engagement and will be presenting it to our Executive Board throughout 2019 and 2020. Taking this feedback into account, the board will then decide on how to progress the routes.
Below you will find background information on this project, along with the latest information on each route.
Support for the Greenways
In our recent Barton Greenway consultation, 87% of respondents supported the formation of the Greater Cambridge Greenways network.
STAGES OF DESIGNING A GREENWAY
Public invited to local engagement event to share view
Comments feedback from public are reviewed and analysed
Using this data, initial designs are created
Designs taken to public consultation for further input
>Final design created and presented to the public<
B A C K G R O U N D
In 2016, the Greater Cambridge Partnership commissioned a consultant to review the twelve Greenway routes, and create a report, with the detailed appendices being available below. The consultant identified a number of missing links that could be provided on private land, generally on field edges, so early consultation with landowners will be essential to discuss possible alignments or alternative options.
There are 12 Greenways planned in total:
- Waterbeach Greenway
- Horningsea Greenway
- Swaffham Greenway
- Bottisham Greenway
- Fulbourn Greenway
- Linton Greenway
- Sawston Greenway
- Melbourn Greenway
- Haslingfield Greenway
- Barton Greenway
- Comberton Greenway
- St Ives Greenway
The Greenways team is working with local communities in designing these routes to create a network that is used and championed by local residents and businesses.
Stakeholders will have a number of opportunities to influence each Greenway.
Firstly, each Greenway has gone through an initial public engagement phase, which has now finished. Residents and stakeholders attended these events and left information about how the local area is meeting the transport needs of its users.
This information will feed into the designs of the local Greenway route that will be presented at a public consultation.
All of the routes have gone through public consultation, the results of which are currently being analysed ahead of a decision being made on a final route option.
£480,000 of City Deal funding was awarded to the project which started in April 2017. This is allocated over two years to complete the public engagement and consultation phase of all 12 schemes.
The budget will be reviewed as detailed measures are determined.
Frequently asked question
Please note: the proposals within this report are ideas created by the consultant and not the Cambridge Greenways project team, therefore are by no means definitive options. The final routes options will be determined after thorough public engagement.