congestion

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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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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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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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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Responding to consultation feedback without reducing funding for sustainable transport

Download the CSTA’s 28 June briefing. The full transformation of bus services and improvements to active travel proposed in Making Connections 2022 are urgently needed. They are supported by at least 70% of consultees and cannot be achieved if the funding generated by the road charge reduces much below the consultation proposal level (£75 million …

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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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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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