Bus service improvements

GCP puts forward three potential alternatives to the original Sustainable Travel Zone road charge proposal

The agenda packs for the 26 June and 29 June GCP Committee Meetings suggest potential alternatives to the original Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ) road charge proposal, drawn up in response to the findings of the Making Connections consultation survey.  Three ‘illustrative scenarios’ are put forward as a basis for further discussion (see p.111 of the …

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What are the next steps for the Sustainable Travel Zone proposals?

PLEASE NOTE: some details are still uncertain and the following timeline includes some assumptions based on publicly-available information. It will be updated as more information becomes available. The consultation on the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP)’s Making Connections proposals, which include a Sustainable Travel Zone for Cambridge, closed on 23 December 2022.  The GCP is now …

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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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Two double-decker buses in Cambridge

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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Can I give feedback on the proposed bus service improvements?

Peter Blake, Transport Director at the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) explains that the GCP is very keen to receive feedback on the proposed bus service improvements. It is consulting on the sustainable transport proposals, as much as the road charge. Questions 1-5 of the online survey are focuses around bus improvements.

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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