Press release

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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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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Alliance says new Sustainable Travel Zone proposals are a good start, but warns more revenue is needed for sustainable transport

Initial statement on the revised Making Connections proposals The Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance (CSTA) is pleased that the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has continued to refine the Making Connections proposals and is glad that a revised package of measures has now been announced. We welcome the fact that the GCP has listened to the concerns raised …

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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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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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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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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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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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