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Why are changes on Histon Road needed?

Cambridge is the fastest growing city in the UK - bringing many benefits to those who live and work in the area. But its success has also led to an increase in traffic on routes into the city - including Histon Road, leading to peak-time traffic congestion, delays for commuters and affecting the quality of life for residents. 

With the population of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire expected to rise by up to 28% over the next decade, many thousands of extra journeys into and out of the city - to places of work, study and leisure can be expected. 

The Histon Road scheme will help to accommodate these extra trips whilst upgrading the road to a safe, pleasant and connected community for local residents and businesses. To achieve this, the scheme aims to improve public transport journey times, as well as cycling and walking facilities, to encourage people to use sustainable modes of transport as an alternative to the car. 

B E N E F I T S  O F  T H E  P R O J E C T

As a key route into and out of Cambridge, The Greater Cambridge Partnership is looking at a range of measures to improve journeys along Histon Road, these measures will:

  • Improve the speed and reliability of public transport journeys 
  • Help to reduce levels of peak-time congestion
  • Provide a safer and more convenient environment for cycling and walking journeys 
  • Enhance the environment, streetscene and air quality 
  • Provide additional capacity for sustainable trips to employment and education sites
  • Help increase the levels of people using sustainable modes of transport 
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The consultation period is now closed, we would like to thank everyone who provided comments and formal responses, as well as those who took the time to attend our consultation events. 

The results of the consultation will be published in a report in the Autumn of 2018. 

What was consulted on?

Following public consultation in the winter of 2015/16 and the development of Histon Road through public engagement, the Greater Cambridge Partnership brought forward proposals for better public transport, walking and cycling journeys along Histon Road. 

We asked for comments on:

  • Bus priority measures including a bus lane and new floating bus stops
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle facilities with cycle lanes segregated from vehicular traffic by height and the use of the Cambridge kerb where possible
  • Road safety improvements including the removal of some on-street parking to allow more road space for buses and cyclists
  • Landscaping and streetscene improvements

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a map and diagram illustrating the scheme options and interventions as described in the project details

Quicker public transport journeys and improved cycle lanes

Next steps

The consultation is now closed and all of the responses will be collated by Cambridgeshire County Council's Research Team and the Consultation Report will be published in the Autumn 2018.

Following this, and taking all of the supporting information and consultation responses into account, the Project Team will prepare a final preliminary design which the Greater Cambridge Partnership's Executive Board will consider.

Histon Road Events

22 Jul 2019
6:00 — 8:30 PM

Histon Road LLF 22 July 2019

The Hall, Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catherine Road, Kings Hedges, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 3XJ, England

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A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) has been taken out and is now available to view on the Cambridgeshire County Council Website. 

2018-02-09 - Histon Road Economic Case

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Histon Road consultation report 2018

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Histon Road consultation brochure 2018

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Histon Road consultation map

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Histon Road visualisation 1

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Histon Road visualisation 2

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Published on 17 May 2018

Histon Road visualisation 3

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Published on 17 May 2018