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We will all lose out if the GCP abandons large-scale projects to reduce congestion

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) intends to substantially reduce the money it spends on projects to cut congestion in Cambridge, and is vastly scaling down its ambition in this area. It plans to cease work under its City Access programme on large-scale, transformative, city-wide projects such as road charging and reclassifying the road network, and …

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Consultation on stricter air quality targets for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council would like people to let them know what they think of a new programme they are drawing up to improve air quality. It’s called the Greater Cambridge Air Quality Strategy 2024-2029 and includes an action plan outlining measures the Councils are intending to take to reduce air …

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Cambridge off-street parking charges consultation response

CSTA responded to Cambridge City Council’s consultation on Proposed Off-Street Parking Charges 2024-2025. Download CSTA’s response here and read it below. The effective management of car parking can play a vital part in reducing congestion, improving air quality, encouraging sustainable travel, and enhancing the streets in our city. We think that the city council should …

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Consultation guide: Mayoral precept increase to expand bus services

Name of consultation: Your Say Your Future (Corporate Plan, 2024-25 Medium Term Financial Plan and Mayoral Precept) From: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) Format: Online survey OR download a printable copy of the survey OR email your views OR request a paper copy (for yourself or on someone’s behalf) by emailing the name and …

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Local bus and walking groups publish joint position paper on bus stop infrastructure

Travel Alliance member organisations Cambridge Area Bus Users and Cambridge Living Streets have published a joint position paper ‘Bus stop infrastructure: siting and design’, which outlines the principles they believe should apply. You can download a PDF of the joint position paper here, and read more about it on the Cambridge Area Bus Users blog …

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What were the proposals for a Cambridge Sustainable Travel Zone?

From October to December 2022, the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) (the delivery body for the region’s City Deal) held a major consultation on transport in Cambridgeshire, called Making Connections 2022. The consultation centred around proposals to implement a road charge in the form of a Cambridge Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ). The income from the road …

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Statement on the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s decision not to take the Sustainable Travel Zone proposals forward

This statement was released to the press following the 28 September meeting of the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) Executive Board. The politicians who voted against the proposed Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ) road charge today leave a legacy of failure.  The decision not to proceed is a deliberate decision to ignore the damage congestion does to …

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When transformational change was within reach, our local politicians chose not to lead the way 

This statement was released to the press on 6 September. It was published as an opinion piece on CambsNews and featured in an article in the Cambridge Independent [paywall]. Our dreadful transport situation leaves people struggling to access employment, education, healthcare and social activities. For many, it makes everyday life in Cambridge unpleasant, inconvenient and …

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What are the details of the new Sustainable Travel Zone proposals that were announced on 25 August?

On 25 August, the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) announced revisions to its Making Connections scheme, which includes a road charge in the form of a Cambridge Sustainable Travel Zone. Details of the amended package of measures can be found in the Keeping Greater Cambridge Moving brochure published by the GCP. Full details, including an Outline …

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