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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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Walking Bus departs from Parker's Piece led by a big 'Yes to Better Buses' banner

Walking bus of Cambridgeshire residents urge people to support plans for a Sustainable Travel Zone

Hundreds of residents from across Cambridgeshire gathered in Cambridge on Saturday 10 December to attend a ‘walking bus’ event organised by the Cambridge Parents for the Sustainable Travel Zone group and supported by Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance. Those present have united behind proposals for a Sustainable Travel Zone in Cambridge and are urging local people …

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Guest post: Sustrans: Why the proposed Greater Cambridge Sustainable Travel Zone is so important

Sustrans is an ally member of the Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance. This post was first published on the Sustrans blog on 22 November, 2022. The Greater Cambridge Partnership is looking to introduce a London-style congestion charge zone to improve public transport and improve air quality. Find out more about the plan and why we’re supporting …

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Children holding up boards with the words 'If not now, then when?' in front of a road full of motor traffic

Young people call for urgent action on traffic reduction and carbon emissions

Young supporters of the Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance have one question for those unsure about proposals for traffic reduction in Cambridge: If not now, then when? They are calling for everyone who wants to see safe cycling and walking routes, better buses, reduced pollution and carbon emissions and a nicer city for everyone, to have …

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Guest post: Carbon Neutral Cambridge’s view on the Sustainable Travel Zone

Carbon Neutral Cambridge is a supporter member of the Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance. This post by Anne Miller was first published on the Carbon Neutral Cambridge blog on 2 November, 2022. As the threats from Climate Change become ever more worrying, we’re pleased to see that at last we have a clear and apparently fair proposal …

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Cover of the GCP Making Connections consultation brochure

GCP Making Connections consultation guide

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) is proposing to transform the bus network by investing £50 million upfront into bus improvements, and make investments into other sustainable transport schemes, such as better walking and cycling infrastructure, through the introduction of a Sustainable Travel Zone. Once improvements were in place, road charging would be introduced to provide …

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Members of the Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance in Drummer Street, Cambridge

New alliance unites behind the Sustainable Travel Zone and calls on residents to help build a better future for Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Living Streets, Camcycle and Cambridge Area Bus Users have today announced the formation of the Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance. They call for other local groups, businesses and individuals to think big and speak up for the changes that can rapidly transform our places and transport. The three organisations, which campaign for better walking, cycling …

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