Greater Cambridge Greenways

THE PROJECT

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

  1. Public invited to local engagement event to share view

  2. Comments feedback from public are reviewed and analysed

  3. Using this data, initial designs are created

  4.  Designs taken to public consultation for further input 

  5. >Final design created and presented to the public<

Greenways logo - two stylised green leaves, with one wrapping to the contour of the other to create a winding path between them, adjacent to the text: Greater Cambridge Greenways

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
a map showing the routes of all the proposed Greenways listed in the Background section

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

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.

A man and a woman in casual clothes walk alongside each other, with a small child just in front of them. The image suggests a family out for a nice walk together.

FUNDING

£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.

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. 

Detail Greenways prioritisation 2019 - Oct MD
pdf123KB

Published on 31 Jan 2020

Main Report v5.1 Final
pdf3.64MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Greenways v2 (004) 25.09.17
pdf697KB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 1 Standards
pdf1.59MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 2 Waterbeach
pdf3.36MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 3 Horningsea
pdf1.82MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 4 Swaffhams
pdf2.52MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 5 Bottisham
pdf1.63MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 6 Fulbourn
pdf2.71MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 7 Linton
pdf2.71MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 8 Sawston
pdf3.04MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 9 Melbourn
pdf2.68MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 10 Haslingfield
pdf2.46MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 11 Barton
pdf3.03MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 12 Comberton
pdf2.43MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Appendix 13 St Ives
pdf3.74MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Barton map
pdf19.79MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Haslingfield map
pdf37.61MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Horningsea Map final v2
pdf8.42MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Melbourn Map Survey
pdf11.14MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

Sawston Map Final
pdf7.85MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

SwaffhamsBottisham final Map v2
pdf5.9MB

Published on 11 Nov 2019

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