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What do transport campaigners want to see from the next government?  

Ahead of the General Election on 4 July, a large number of campaigning organisations, professional societies and industry groups have produced their own manifestos containing policy asks for the next government. Here we take a look at what transport campaigners and professionals – including a number of Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance (CSTA) member organisations – …

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Our ambitions for easy and affordable journeys in the Cambridge area

Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance is a growing movement of local and national organisations who believe that the time has come to transform transport in Cambridgeshire. Our mission is to unite and inspire people working for a local transport network that protects our future and offers us genuine choice over how we travel. Together we encourage …

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Over two-thirds of local election candidates engage with travel alliance’s first manifesto for transport in Cambridgeshire

An alliance of 31 transport, environment and health organisations has issued a manifesto for transport in Cambridgeshire and asked all candidates for election to Cambridge City Council whether they will pledge to support it. Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance (CSTA) issued the manifesto because it believes that everyone in our region should be able to make …

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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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