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Initial statement on the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Making Connections Report

The Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance (CSTA) welcomes the publication of the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) report on the Making Connections consultation (including a new representative poll) and the detailed analytical work undertaken to produce the document.  The GCP report shows that there is very strong support (around 70%) for the transformation of bus services set …

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Travel alliance welcomes major expansion of electric bus fleet in Cambridgeshire

The Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance (CSTA) was delighted to attend the launch today of Cambridge’s 30 new electric buses at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. We congratulate Stagecoach, the Greater Cambridge Partnership and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority on their joint achievement.  The CSTA believes that transport should be fit for the future. …

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Congestion metering, congestion charging and peak-time congestion control points: a quick history of road pricing proposals in Cambridgeshire

PLEASE NOTE: This is a live blog, which we will update regularly as we receive new information. Please get in touch if you think there’s anything we should add. Previous road charging plans haven’t featured heavily in recent discussions about the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP)’s Making Connections proposals, so it might come as a surprise …

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A referendum (local poll) on the “congestion charge” is not the answer

Download the CSTA’s briefing. A motion submitted to the Full Council Meeting on 21st March calls for a local poll (ie referendum) on whether Cambridgeshire residents want to pay a congestion charge to receive improvements in public transport, as outlined by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) in the Making Connections 2022 consultation. The Cambridgeshire Residents …

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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Bus Strategy consultation guide

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA)  is asking regional residents to share their views on its bus strategy. Its vision is for a “comprehensive network of bus services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that people find convenient, easy to use, reliable and good value for money, that is inclusive and offers a viable alternative to …

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Bar chart showing levels of support for a Sustainable Travel Zone in Cambridge

83% think local authorities are failing to address transport affordability as survey reveals many residents remain unconvinced by Cambridge road charge plans

A YouGov poll commissioned by the Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance has revealed that 39% of a representative sample of Cambridgeshire residents support the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) proposals for a weekday road charge in Cambridge, which would be used to provide road space and funding for improved bus, cycling and walking routes in and around …

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Guest post from a regular bus user: How have poor bus services affected my life?

Paul, a Cambridgeshire resident, spoke to Cambridge Area Bus Users about the personal ramifications of cuts to bus services. I don’t have a car so I’m totally reliant on public transport and my bike to get me around Cambridge. Over the last few years it has become increasingly unreliable, in particular over the last 6 …

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Guest post: Professor Linda Jones from Cambridge Living Streets asks “Cars and human health – what price are we paying?”

Cambridge Living Streets is the local branch of the national charity working for better everyday walking. Cambridge Living Streets’ Linda Jones is Emeritus Professor of Health at the Open University. We are now paying a significant health price for our sedentary, car-based lifestyle and our children are paying it too, faced with traffic danger, congestion, air pollution …

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