As a member of the Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance, Camcycle has collaborated on the Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance Bus Strategy consultation guide. We believe this consultation is important as good public transport is essential for a sustainable transport system that enables more, better and safer cycling.
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) is asking regional residents to share their views on its bus strategy. Its vision is for a “comprehensive network of bus services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that people find convenient, easy to use, reliable and good value for money, that is inclusive and offers a viable alternative to the car.”
The Authority aims to more than double bus passenger journeys compared to 2019 levels, to around 60-75 million. Its strategy document does not contain details on specific bus routes or services but instead sets out the “strategic aims, objectives, and aspirations of the Combined Authority [which will enable it] to bid for further funding and shape the network to meet the needs of the people of the region”. 80% of those that responded to the CPCA’s survey on buses wanted to see improvements (both bus users and non-bus users) and the CPCA believes better public transport will be essential to support the region’s other goals, for example tackling climate change, reducing inequality and delivering sustainable growth.
We encourage you to have your say. Share your views before the consultation closes on Friday 24 February at tinyurl.com/CP-buses
Download the guide to help you with your response: CSTA Bus strategy consultation guide