When would the changes take place?

The proposed timetable for the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Sustainable Travel Zone proposal is below. You can find out more about the scheme and its timing on the GCP’s consultation website.

Autumn 2022Public consultation on the Sustainable Travel Zone and bus improvements.
Spring/Summer 2023Decision made on detailed scheme and implementation.
From Summer 2023If the scheme is approved, priority improvements to bus services would begin. This would include more frequent buses on existing routes, and additional services to link up with all clinical shifts at Addenbrooke’s and other major employment and education sites.
From 2024The proposed flat fares would be introduced – £1 for single trips in Cambridge and £2 for single trips in Cambridgeshire.
From 2025More improvements to the bus network. A peak-time user charge would be introduced for larger vehicles (e.g. LGVs, HGVs, coaches) between 7am and 10am.
From 2026More improvements to the bus network. Peak-time user charge extended to all vehicles, including cars and motorcycles (exemptions apply).

From 2027/2028
Full bus network in place. Sustainable Travel Zone charge extended to 7am – 7pm (weekdays only).