How can we build places and transport that work for all?

A family cycling near Cambridge North station (image: Cyclestreets)

Embedding cycling into our communities and building a thriving and sustainable city starts early. Whether it’s commenting on ideas for a wheelsports area for kids or sharing inspiration on proposals for a new low-carbon community, your views can help shape the greater Cambridge area as it undergoes a period of significant growth and change. Our hardworking team of Camcycle volunteers analyse and comment on hundreds of planning applications and consultations each year, but we also strongly encourage you to share your views as individuals. Lots is happening in the city at the moment, read on and get involved in the consultations that will have an impact on you.

 

Choices for Better Journeys

Consultation closes: Sunday 31 March 2019

The Greater Cambridge Partnership wants to know your views on proposals for a future public transport network and ways to reduce congestion and improve air quality. The consultation is particularly interested in the public’s views on the best ways to reduce the number of cars on the road to make space for more sustainable transport and the options for funding a world-class public transport system. This project will affect everyone who travels into and around Cambridge, whether you drive, walk, cycle or use public transport, so please make sure you have your say.

For more information: Read the Choices for Better Journeys brochure and join the discussion on Cyclescape 4617.
Have your say: Complete the Choices for Better Journeys survey.

 

North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Consultation closes: Monday 25 March 2019

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council are jointly consulting on opportunities for development in the North East Cambridge Area. This is a large area of the city which includes land west of the new Cambridge North Station (including that currently occupied by the water treatment works) and also the Cambridge Science Park.

As there is no capacity for extra motor traffic in these areas, the plans consider how this area could be transformed into a pedestrian- and cycle-friendly district, with thousands of new energy efficient homes and jobs. These would be supported by new community and leisure facilities, shops, and green spaces. Their vision for the area describes ‘a socially and economically inclusive, thriving, and low-carbon place for innovative living and working; inherently walkable where everything is on your doorstep.’

For more information: Read the North East Cambridge Area summary booklet or dig into the details via the Cambridge City Council or SCDC website links. Join the discussion on Cyclescape 4573.
Have your say: Complete the online consultation using the links on the Cambridge City Council or SCDC website. You can also email northeast@cambridge.gov.uk or write to to Planning Policy Team, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge, CB1 0JH.

 

East-West Rail

Consultation closes: Monday 11 March 2019

East-West Rail are creating a new direct connection between Oxford and Cambridge and are consulting on route options between Cambridge and Bedford, where they will have to build a completely new rail line. While this will provide some great new opportunities for travelling by sustainable transport, it is important that walking and cycling connections to the route are properly designed and built and that the rail line provides extra links between the communities it travels through rather than dividing them (learning lessons from the poor facilities provided with the HS2 project).

For more information: Read our East West Rail consultation response and join the discussion on Cyclescape 4587.
Have your say: Complete the East West Rail feedback form.

 

New wheelsports tracks at Chesterton and Trumpington recreation grounds

Consultation closes: Sunday 17 March 2019

The city council is proposing to install new wheelsports tracks on Chesterton and Trumpington recreation grounds to encourage play and sport opportunities for 4 to 12-year-olds. Your comments will help finalise the designs and carry the proposals forward to implementation.

For more information: Visit the city council’s website to view the ground plans for each location.
Have your say: Complete the surveys on the council website.

 

Meadows Centre and Buchan Street consultation

Consultation closes: Monday 25 March 2019

Cambridge Investment Partnership (an equal partnership between Cambridge City Council and Hill Investment Partnerships) is planning a major development in King’s Hedges which will include a new community hub building and the provision of approximately 100 new council rented homes. The development is proposed to replace the existing Meadows Community Centre and Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre. A development consultation is seeking feedback on the plans from local residents and community groups.

For more information: Visit the city council’s website or join the discussion on Cyclescape 4630.
Have your say: Download a comments form from the city council’s website, email consultation@elgplanning.co.uk or submit comments in writing to: Meadows & Buchan Consultation, ELG Planning, 55 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, DL3 7EH.

 

Cambourne to Cambridge Better Transport Project – Phase 2 Consultation

Consultation closes: Sunday 31 March 2019

This Greater Cambridge Partnership scheme is looking at improved public transport links between Cambourne and Cambridge, including some new cycling and walking facilities. The second phase of the consultation is asking for views on the section west of Madingley Mulch roundabout to Bourn Airfield and Cambourne, and a new Park & Ride facility. Two possible locations are proposed for the Park & Ride, of which one will be more convenient for those travelling by foot or cycle. Question 5 in the consultation questionnaire asks, ‘How important, if at all, is the provision of walking, cycling and equestrian routes as part of this project?’

For more information: Read our 2018 consultation response and join the discussion on Cyclescape 1954.
Have your say: Complete the GCP consultation questionnaire.