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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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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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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.

Where is the funding for the Sustainable Travel Zone coming from?

The package of proposals comprising a transformation of bus services, improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure, and a road charge within a new ‘Sustainable Travel Zone‘ have been created by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) as part of its City Access programme. The GCP evolved from the City Deal which was an agreement between the Government and Greater Cambridge that …

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