Cambridgeshire Active Travel Schemes

Families use the Carlyle Road modal filterIn 2020, the government urged authorities to act quickly to help people choose active travel for their journeys and provide more space for distancing during the pandemic. Cambridgeshire County Council approved a county-wide initiative to test experimental schemes that reallocated roadspace to create safe walking and cycling routes and began implementing measures such as the bus gate on Mill Road and ‘modal filters’ on streets such as Storey’s Way and Carlyle Road (see picture). A few extra changes were made at the beginning of 2021 including a rearrangement of the Silver Street junction with Trumpington Street and a modal filter added to Panton Street.

The council is now consulting on more walking and cycling schemes from this programme, which are part of the government’s Active Travel fund. In their latest consultation, there are over 20 schemes listed in Huntingdonshire, South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge city, and more promised for East Cambridgeshire and Fenland.

We have put together our thoughts and position for each of the schemes being consulted. Some of the proposals are quite good, some need improvement, and others are simply not up to par. You are welcome to use our views to help guide your response.


South Cambridgeshire