Cycling Plus: Investing in Cambridge's Active Travel Network - consultation launches


06-07-2021
Cyclist crossing Jesus Green in Cambridge

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has launched a consultation on active travel and possible corridors for investment and would like to hear from you.

The GCP wants to encourage active travel across Greater Cambridge. Active travel is defined in the Local Transport Plan as “physically active modes such as cycling, walking, or horse riding. It also includes walking or cycling as part of a longer journey”.  

In March 2021 The GCP published a study on Active Travel Opportunities as part of its Future Investment Strategy.

It identified 13 cycle corridors that have a significant amount of cycle traffic within Cambridge and the Greater Cambridge area and which could benefit from improvements as part of creating a joined up active travel network.

As part of the consultation GCP wants to find out:

  •     whether and how often people use active travel to get into and around Cambridge

  •     what the barriers are that might discourage people from cycling, walking or using other active options for getting around

  •     about people’s priorities for active travel investment as well as people’s preferences on 13 possible corridors identified in the Active Travel Opportunities report and whether there are any other possible routes that should be considered.

The GCP has an indicative budget of £20 million to spend on the active travel network. This could help to fund schemes on two or three of the 13 identified corridors.

The consultation closes at Midday on Monday 16 August 2021. Full details of the consultation can be accessed here.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the consultation is being run online. If you, or someone you know, would rather share their views over the telephone please call 01223 699906 and an operator will go through the consultation survey with you and record your responses.

Views can also be share by email to consultations@greatercambridge.org.uk

The GCP Executive Board will consider the outcome of the consultation in winter 2021/22.

To read more information, click here.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is the local delivery body for a City Deal with central Government, bringing powers and investment, worth up to £1 billion over 15 years, to vital improvements in infrastructure, supporting and accelerating the creation of 44,000 new jobs, 33,500 new homes and 420 additional apprenticeships.

Greater Cambridge Partnership