Making Connections

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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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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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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Crop of the GCP Making Connections report cover

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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Where have the Sustainable Travel Zone proposals come from?

Where have these proposals come from?

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has undertaken a number of engagements and consultations around the big issues in Cambridgeshire. The Sustainable Travel Zone proposals are part of the City Access programme, which “aims to reduce congestion and improve public transport in order to offer people better journeys, as well as reducing air pollution and carbon …

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