Cambridge Cycling Campaign is calling for transport issues in Cambridgeshire to be heard by two separate transport committees. One committee would handle issues for Greater Cambridge, the other would handle issues for the rural market towns and surrounding areas.
We believe that the transport issues faced by the sparsely populated rural areas of northern Cambridgeshire are markedly different from those of urban Cambridge and its immediate surroundings, and that each is naturally dealt with by people familiar with the local area.
The Greater Cambridge Transport Committee would include the City of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire District Council. It would be the primary committee for the Foxton railway crossing, improvements to the A14 near Northstowe and the northern Cambridge Bypass, possible expansion of the P&R sites around Cambridge, and projects like the Chisholm Trail.
The Cambridgeshire Market Town Transport Committee would include Huntingdonshire District Council, Fenland District Council and East Cambridgeshire District Council. It would be the primary committee for the Ely Southern Bypass, the St Ives Eastern Bypass, and improvements to safety along the strategic road network such as along the A141 and A142.