Project summary

The Linton Greenway will be an active travel route to make it easier for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to travel from Linton into Cambridge. It is one of twelve Greater Cambridge Greenways. These will make it easier both to travel in a pleasant and sustainable way into and out of Cambridge and to enjoy our countryside for leisure purposes. They will also help to make local journeys such as school and nursery runs safer and easier. In some cases these are new routes, or routes with new sections, while others will be based on existing paths. 

Greenways logo with green leaf on left and the text Greater Cambridge Greenways on the right

The map is indicative and not to scale. You can download a high-res version of this map and a cycling time guide from the Related Documents section below.  As the project progresses, we will update each section.

GW linton

Key benefits

  • Green active travel into and out of Cambridge for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.
  • Easy and safe travel to workplaces, local schools and colleges, shops and transport hubs.
  • Links to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the Sawston and Melbourn Greenways and the Chisholm Trail.
  • Wider existing footways and verges to provide a path for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders (where feasible), separated from the carriageway.
  • Improved footbridge and underpass on A11, including adding ramps and stud lights.
Linton Greenway over Gog Magogs

Current status

Construction of the Linton Greenway is ongoing


A1307 - Linton Greenway works – Addenbrooke’s to Worts’ Causeway - August 2021

The Greater Cambridge Partnership and contractors Milestone Infrastructure are currently working to improve the Worts’ Causeway/A1307 junction and install new traffic lights. The works are progressing well and on schedule to be completed in early September.

The current closure of the Wort’s Causeway junction will be lifted from Monday, 6 September and replaced by temporary traffic lights, whilst the traffic signal installation is being completed.

Resurfacing works – road closure and diversion route

From Wednesday, 8 September the A1307 will be resurfaced from the Worts’ Causeway junction to the Addenbrooke’s Roundabout. The A1307 will be closed between Addenbrooke’s Roundabout and Granham’s Road overnight (8pm to 6am) for four weekday nights. The closure is required to enable the resurfacing to be carried out efficiently, whilst an overnight closure minimises disruption to traffic.

Access to properties, for emergency services, buses and active travel path users will be maintained at all times.

An official diversion route will be signposted via A1307 – A11 – A505 – A1301 Sawston to Great Shelford – Trumpington – A1134 Long Road

We do apologise for any inconvenience these works and closures may cause. We are working closely with our contractors to minimise disruption.

Next steps

Once the resurfacing works are completed, the new traffic signals at the Worts’ Causeway junction will be commissioned and the temporary traffic signals removed. This part of the work is scheduled for week commencing the 13 September.

The Linton Greenway improvement work will then move on along the A1307 towards Addenbrooke’s, before continuing towards Granham’s Road junction. This part of the works is scheduled to be completed by the end of November.

These works will be carried out under local, temporary traffic management to allow a safe route for active travel path users.

Please see briefing notes below for further information.

Previous updates

  • As part of the detailed design work, we will carry out site surveys and liaise with landowners and others along the planned route.
  • The choice of surface material for each part of the Greenway will take into account the surrounding environment and landscape as well as the needs of the path users. The Greenway path must be useable in all weathers and all seasons.
  • We will make sure that off-road sections are well signposted.
  • Safety will be a top priority when the Greenways are on or near public roads.

Project details

  • The route starts in Linton and follows along the A1307 to Hildersham. Sections of this path have already been widened.
  • The Hildersham crossroads would be improved to help users cross the A1307.
  • It then proceeds on-road to Great and Little Abington.
  • Here it will cross the A11 on an upgraded footbridge, linking with the proposed A11/CSET Travel Hub and public transport route.
  • It will then continue along existing paths to Babraham, Babraham Research Campus and over to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
  • The existing paths along the A1307 towards the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will be improved and widened where possible.
  • The existing routes around the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will enable links with the Sawston and Melbourn Greenways as well as into Cambridge.

 The Linton Greenway proposals were put forward as part of the Cambridge South East Transport  consultation. 

Related documents

Linton Greenway

Published on 28 Jul 2021

Greenway cycling times Linton

Published on 28 Jul 2021

A1307 Greenway Worts Causeway

Published on 24 Aug 2021

A1307 Greenway Copley Hill works

Published on 29 Jun 2021

Linton Greenway Review Nigel Brigham 2016

Published on 15 Mar 2021

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