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The Greenways team would like to hear from you and what your thoughts are on a potential local Greenway in your area.

You can access the online form  here.

A commissioned report from a local consultant and maps containing ideas can be found in the download section below. These options act as a starting point to gauge public interest, no design decision have currently been made.

We would like your input to help in creating a community led scheme that local residents can be proud of and use frequently. 

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

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
Process of Creating a Cambridge Greenway - 1) Public Invited to a local engagement event to share views. 2) Data from event gathered, reviewed and analysed. 3) Review of Information Gathered from Consultation. 4) With help from this data - designs created. 5) Designs taken to public consultation for further input. 5) Final design created and presented to the public


The Greenways programme wants to involve local communities in the design process as much as possible 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 will go through an initial public engagement phase, which is nearly finished,  where residents and stakeholders can attend events and leave information on how the local area is meeting the non motorised transport needs of its users.  It's this information  which will feed into the design options that will be consulted on at a later stage. 

Final route options will only be determined following extensive engagement and public consultation.

The engagement phase is coming to a close and the consultation stages will start shortly.


£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 questions

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. 

Greenways Documents

pdf Greenways Report

3.64 MB


pdf Greenways Overview

696.84 KB


pdf Appendix 1 Standards

1.59 MB


pdf Appendix 2 Waterbeach

3.36 MB


pdf Appendix 3 Horningsea

1.82 MB


pdf Appendix 4 Swaffhams

2.52 MB


pdf Appendix 5 Bottisham

1.63 MB


pdf Appendix 6 Fulbourn

2.71 MB


pdf Appendix 7 Linton

2.71 MB


pdf Appendix 8 Sawston

3.04 MB


pdf Appendix 9 Melbourn

2.68 MB


pdf Appendix 10 Haslingfield

2.46 MB


pdf Appendix 11 Barton

3.03 MB


pdf Appendix 12 Comberton

2.43 MB


pdf Appendix 13 St Ives

3.74 MB


pdf Barton map

19.79 MB


pdf Haslingfield map

37.61 MB


pdf Horningsea map

8.42 MB


pdf Melbourn map

11.14 MB


pdf Sawston map

7.85 MB


pdf Swaffham & Bottisham map

5.90 MB