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 listening to local residents we have now collated all of the data from this engagement and are drawing up route designs to gain further feedback on in the form of public consultation.
Below you will find background information on this project, along with the latest information on each route and how you can get involved with the scheme.
Support for the Greenways
In our recent Barton Greenway consultation, 87% of respondents supported the formation of the Greater Cambridge Greenways network.
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
In 2016, the Greater Cambridge Partnership commissioned a consultant to review the twelve Greenway
There are 12 Greenways planned in total:
6:30 — 8:30 PM
Melbourn Hub ,30 High Street , Melbourn , Cambridgeshire , SG8 6DZ
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Addenbrookes concourse ,Hills Road , Cambridge , Cambridgeshire , CB2 0QQ
6:00 — 8:00 PM
Spicers Sport Pavilion ,Sawston , Cambridge , Cambridgeshire , CB22 3DG
6:00 — 8:00 PM
Harston Village Hall ,Harston , Cambridge , Cambridgeshire , CB22 7PX
£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.
A - Everyone is welcome to have their say and share their local knowledge. The public engagement will consist of approximately two sessions for each Greenway route. They will take the form of drop-in workshops that will invite people to share information on different aspects of the route. Sessions will be advertised on the website, social media and community channels as dates are confirmed.
A - The Project Team is committed to working towards creating Greenways routes that can accommodate as wide a range of sustainable transport options as possible. At this stage, however, it is very difficult to say whether or not this will be possible along all of the routes. This is simply because the routes are currently at a very early planning stage.
A - Creating a Greenway network that connects local villages with the city will open up routes making travelling sustainably a far more attractive option and encourage modal shift out of the motor vehicle.
In an effort to reduce peak time motor traffic, commuters require viable alternatives to travel into the City. The Greenway network will act as part of a wider strategy in providing this.
A - Currently, the allocated Greenways funding is set at £500, 000. This is to complete 2 years of work in order to get 12 Greenway routes ready to build.
The construction of the Greenways will be undertaken after this first phase. This will have a separate portion of funding allocated to it which has not yet been finalised.
A - We are compiling a list of routes for “Greenways II”. If there are other destinations you would like to see connected with Cambridge, or other links, please let us know
A - In 2016, we commissioned a consultant to survey the twelve routes, and suggest options for each one. We have used this report to secure funding to develop the routes, and as a starting point for discussions with stakeholders and the public. No decisions will be made based on the report though, and the final routes will be chosen based on public feedback.
A - We have put the Greenways into order for engagement and consultation, based on a number of factors including new developments, existing provision and local support. However, it is our intention to construct all twelve routes, and the order will change as each route progresses at a different rate.
A - An all weather, hard surface (generally tarmac) of width of at least two metres, but wider where possible.
Where the routes follow roads these should preferably have less than 2,000 motor vehicle movements per day, and preferably be subject to 20mph speed limits.
Where busy roads are crossed, there should be a suitably safe means of crossing the road.
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.