Traffic reduction

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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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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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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Will the proposals make it easier to walk or wheel around the city?

Will the proposals make it easier to walk or wheel around the city?

The income from the road charge that would be put in place as part of Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP)’s Sustainable Travel Zone proposals would be ring-fenced for investments in sustainable travel across the region. There would therefore be a sustained source of funding for the improved walking infrastructure in the city that is sorely needed. …

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By how much might traffic be reduced in Cambridge?

By how much might traffic be reduced in Cambridge?

The GCP estimates that traffic in Cambridge will reduce by an expected 50% as a result of the Sustainable Travel Zone. This would make walking and cycling safer, buses more reliable and create more space for people (e.g. enabling more seating, greenery and public space)