Madingley Road

Project update 25 February 2021

We have been working with our contractors, Skanska, on the design for the Madingley Road scheme. To help inform that process, Skanska will be carrying out surveys along Madingley Road during the first three weeks of March.

The surveys will be carried out in phases, as follows:

  • Phase 1 - 1 to 3 March: Lansdowne Road - three-way lights
  • Phase 2 - 3 to 5 March: JJ Thomson Avenue/Madingley Rise – five-way lights with one pedestrian crossing
  • Phase 3 - 5 to 7 March: Clerk Maxwell Road – three-way lights
  • Phase 4 - 8 to 10 March: Bulstrode Gardens – three-way lights
  • Phase 5 - 10 to 12 March: Storey’s Way – four-way lights with a set of pedestrian crossings
  • Phase 6- 12 to 14 March: Grange Road - 3 way lights with set of pedestrian crossings
  • Phase 7- 15 to 17 March: Lady Margaret Road - 3 way lights with set of pedestrian crossings
  • Phase 8 - 17 to 19 March: Park & Ride/Eddington Avenue - five-way lights with eight pedestrian crossings

The survey work will include looking at drainage, pavement and asbestos, using ground-penetrating radar and making trial holes.

It is possible that the timing of each phase could slip depending on the length of time it takes for completion, but this is the current timetable. Temporary traffic lights will be in place during the night-time working hours of 8pm to 5:30am. There could be some noise during this time but every effort will be made to keep it to a minimum.

The survey team will be operating in line with Covid-19 restrictions and they should not need to access any properties.

Executive Board approval 25 June 2020

At its meeting on 25 June 2020 the GCP Executive Board considered the results of the Madingley Road Cycling and Walking project consultation and took the decision to go ahead with Option 2. The papers for the meeting can be found on Cambridgeshire County Council's website.

This was the preferred option identified during the consultation and is the option which includes a two-way cycleway on the north side of Madingley Road.


The Greater Cambridge Partnership consulted on potential improvements for walking and cycling along Madingley Road. The consultation closed at midday on Monday 2 March 2020.

You can still find the consultation details on our ConsultCambs platform, for information.

Pre-consultation engagement

In order to help develop options, in early summer 2019 we asked local residents, workers and regular users of Madingley Road to give us their views online on what needs improving in order to make walking and cycling along the route more attractive. The report on this online pre-consultation engagement is available in the documents section below.

In addition to gathering input online, we also engaged in person with key stakeholders including Councillors and representatives from Residents’ Associations and local workplaces.

If you are a representative looking to get involved in the project please send an email to the GCP outlining your interest to


The Madingley Road Landscape Appraisal is available to download

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Following a local campaign to improve cycling provision along Madingley Road, the Greater Cambridge Partnership is looking to improve sustainable travel along this key route into the city.

  • Create clear, dedicated cycling and walking routes from Northampton Street roundabout to the Park & Ride site
  • Redesign junctions along the road to improve access for those travelling on foot or by bike
  • Improve the look and feel of the street with additional landscaping including more trees and planting
  • Increase access to the West Cambridge site and Eddington
  • Aid future economic growth in the city


Madingley Road was previously considered as a potential route to improve bus capacity as part of the Cambourne to Cambridge scheme. However, traffic modelling has suggested that there would be limited benefit for public transport along this part of the route into the city from the west.

In December 2018, the GCP Executive Board formally separated Madingley Road from the Cambourne to Cambridge project and instructed officers to look into improving walking and cycling along the road.

a cycle road sign painted on the carraigeway



Published on 06 Jan 2020

8a-Madingley Road-final

Published on 11 Nov 2019

8b-Madingley Road-final-Appendix 1

Published on 11 Nov 2019

8c-Madingley Road-final-Appendix 2

Published on 11 Nov 2019

8d-Madingley Road-final-Appendix 3

Published on 11 Nov 2019

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