In 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.
View and complete the survey on the council’s consultation website by midnight on Tuesday 24 August.
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.
- Arbury Road, Union Lane and Church Street (Chesterton)
- Barton Road roundabout
- Chesterton Road Elizabeth Way roundabout
- Coldhams Lane and Vinery Road
- East Road
- Mitchams Corner
- Newmarket Road Barnwell Road roundabout
- Rustat Road
- Trumpington Street roundabouts
- Dry Drayton & Cambridge Road (Dry Drayton & Madingley) options 1 & 2
- M11 Bridge along the A603 Barton Road (Barton & Grantchester)
- St Neots Road (Hardwick)
- Station Road (Histon)
- Berkley Street & Montagu Street (St Neots) options 1 & 2
- The Broadway and Needingworth Road (St Ives)