Elections

Combined Authority Mayoral elections, May 2021: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Summary: Election of Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, May 2021
Polling date: Thursday 6th May 2021
Combined Authority area: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Nik JOHNSON  (Labour Party)
  • James PALMER  (Conservative Party)
  • Aidan VAN DE WEYER  (Liberal Democrat)

Questions for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority area candidates (5 questions)

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# Question 1

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said that the government wants half of all journeys in towns and cities to be walked or cycled by 2030. All candidates from major parties for West Midlands Mayor have committed to achieve this. Do you? If so, what do you think would be the most important actions needed to reach this goal in Cambridgeshire's urban areas?

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# Question 2

Many rural roads are now hostile environments for people walking and cycling. What steps would you take to make sure there is a network of welcoming, safe and accessible infrastructure for people walking and cycling across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region? As an example, the A10 bypassing Waterbeach is known to be a dangerous road with its narrow pavements and it was the site of a terrible crash killing a 5-month-old-baby. What would you do to ensure that people walking and cycling are safer in this location as well as other similar ones?

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# Question 3

How will you work with local communities and interest groups to ensure that schemes are well-prioritised, good value for money, and agreed in a democratically-accountable way?

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# Question 4

Do you plan to proceed with the Combined Authority plans for a Cambridgeshire Metro? How will you ensure the metro supports and integrates with active travel networks?

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# Question 5

Sustrans’s manifesto for the regional elections includes the following asks:
- Ask 1: Commit to increasing funding and delivery of ambitious walking and cycling schemes;
- Ask 2: Make 20-minute neighbourhoods a central principle in local planning, transport, health and economic policy;
- Ask 3: Ensure policy and investment in walking, cycling and public transport prioritises people who are disadvantaged or marginalised;
- Ask 4: Take immediate action to make local transport zero-carbon, improve air quality and create low-carbon jobs.
Will you support this manifesto? How will you put cycling, walking and sustainable transport at the heart of plans to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough healthier, fairer and better places?

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