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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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Consultation guide: Mayoral precept increase to expand bus services

Name of consultation: Your Say Your Future (Corporate Plan, 2024-25 Medium Term Financial Plan and Mayoral Precept) From: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) Format: Online survey OR download a printable copy of the survey OR email your views OR request a paper copy (for yourself or on someone’s behalf) by emailing the name and …

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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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We believe a separate consultation would not be required to alter the hours of operation of the proposed Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ)

We believe, based on the relevant legal principles, that a separate consultation would not be required to alter the hours of operation of the proposed Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ) so that the road charge applies 7 days a week. We set out our argument below: There is no general legal duty on the GCP (or …

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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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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.

Shouldn't we have a referendum on the Sustainable Travel Zone?

Shouldn’t there be a referendum on the Sustainable Travel Zone?

If Cambridgeshire County Council were to hold a referendum on the Sustainable Travel Zone, residents living outside the County who travel into Cambridge for work, education and leisure (such as those living in Haverhill, to give one example), would not have their voices heard. This country works on the principle of representative democracy and local …

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