Campaign success! Eight successful active travel trials will now be made permanent

Residents and campaigners celebrated as the county council’s Highways & Transport Committee unanimously agreed to make eight experimental transport schemes permanent. The measures, installed as part of the government’s Active Travel Fund which was launched during the Covid-19 pandemic, were intended to help more people to walk and cycle safely for their everyday journeys.

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County councillors unanimous in call to speed up Mill Road consultation and improvements

On 4 November, members of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways & Transport Committee voted in favour of a proposal for a further consultation on the Mill Road bus gate scheme but added an amendment making clear that this should be done as soon as possible. A timetable for the consultation process, along with recommendations for ‘quick
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New traffic law will make it easier to design traffic reduction schemes that work for all

A traffic law, due to come into force later this year, will give authorities new powers to better accommodate disabled drivers into their schemes. This will mean that measures designed to prioritise access for residents and those walking, cycling and travelling by bus can be tailored by councils with exemptions appropriate to each neighbourhood.

Although
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Favourite low-traffic neighbourhoods: Leys Road/Highworth Avenue

Welcome to a new blog series in which we plan to highlight some existing low-traffic neighbourhoods around the region and how they are quietly appreciated by people in the area. Get in touch and tell us about your favourites (ideally with photos!) – what do you value about the low-traffic neighbourhoods near you?

Leys Road/Highworth


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Say yes to low-traffic neighbourhoods near you!

Government research shows that 8 out of 10 people support measures to reduce road traffic in their neighbourhood – now it’s time to tell the Greater Cambridge Partnership that you want the same.

Earlier in the year, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) began to introduce experimental measures to provide safe space
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Stand up for Spaces to Breathe – join the majority of people who want safe streets and clean air in their neighbourhoods

New research shows 8 out of 10 people support measures to reduce road traffic in their neighbourhood – now it’s time to show local authorities that you want the same.

Earlier in the year, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) began to introduce experimental measures to provide safe space for walking and
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Young people on Arbury Road use their creative talents to call for a safer, cleaner street

Two schoolchildren were awarded prizes this week in a poster competition organised by Arbury Road East Residents Association (ARERA). The organisation, which represents the street’s community between North Cambridge Academy and the junction with Milton Road, invited young people to draw or paint their vision for a clean and safe Arbury Road. Many of
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Streets are changing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

New modal filters have been installed this week as the Greater Cambridge Partnership begins to implement its Covid-19 response projects. The changes are intended to give people more space for social distancing and to make walking and cycling safer during the pandemic.

The government is encouraging as many people as possible to choose active
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Modal filters help make roads safer for everyone

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised the urgency of creating safe conditions for people walking, cycling, using wheelchairs and mobility scooters on our streets. In many places, pavements are narrow and people walking and cycling are squeezed into narrow spaces and unable to practise social distancing as required. There are many older or vulnerable people without
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