BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT
As a key route into and out of Cambridge, the Greater Cambridge Partnership is looking at a range of measures to improve journeys along Milton Road, these measures will:
- Allow faster and more reliable public transport journeys
- Provide better cycling and walking links
- Enhance the streetscape with improved and additional landscaping
- Reduce peak time congestion and limit growth in traffic
- Aid future economic growth
- Reduce air pollution and improve public health
Milton Road is vital to the local economy, and by improving bus journeys, cycling and pedestrian facilities we can keep people moving whilst the economy continues to grow
MILTON ROAD REPORT
The report on the Milton Road consultation is now published, and is available to download from the documents section below.
Thank you to those who attended events, provided feedback and comments, as well as completing our questionnaire.
What was consulted on?
An initial consultation was held in the winter of 2015/16 which considered bus priority, cycling and walking measures along Milton Road.
The results of this previous consultation, plus further engagement work with the local community, including LLF's and design workshops, have helped the Project Team to develop the Milton Road proposals which were put forward for consultation in Autumn 2018.
To find out more about what was consulted on, visit our dedicated consultation website.
Historic documents regarding the scheme can be found on the Milton Road LLF page.
Milton Road is a well-known and busy residential area in Cambridge which also acts as a key route between the city centre, the A14 and A10, as well as the nearby villages of Milton and Waterbeach.
As a key arterial route, Milton Road has been identified as vital to the local economy. However, growing levels of peak-time traffic congestion threaten the continued economic growth of the local area. With the population of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire expected to grow by around 28% over the next 15 years, improvements to Milton Road will need to be made now, to accommodate the increasing number of journeys in the future.
The Milton Road project aims to improve public transport, cycle and walking infrastructure to make these sustainable travel options a more attractive alternative to the car, and to encourage the continued economic growth of Greater Cambridge, without harming existing communities, and the environment.
Milton Rd workshop 22-01-2019
A workshop was held on 22-01-2019 where a number of draft drawings were displayed for discussion. There was an open invite to the workshop to all those who have previously stated that they wish to be kept informed about the Milton road project.
The purpose of the workshop was to give the project manager and both the highways and landscape consultants the chance to discuss issues arising from the consultation process, and ideas for landscaping with representatives of the LLF and from the local area in order to help us finalise our design. This discussion was designed to complement the discussions that are ongoing with Road safety, Signals, and other teams at the County Council.
The presentations from the workshop are published below.
The designs were worked up to include feedback from the workshop, and were be published on the 15th Feb (Joint Assembly papers: http://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=1073&MId=7287&Ver=4 ).
An LLF meeting was held on the 18th Feb in advance of the deadline for public questions to the Assembly.