When Cambridgeshire County Council agreed to The Transport Strategy for Cambridge and County and the associated action plan, it was clear that without an agreed City Deal we risked an ‘Inaction Plan’.
However, the Chancellor’s Budget statement on 19 March has now confirmed the City Deal which brings £500m of transport investment to Cambridge.
One of the first items proposed for delivery is:
Chisholm Trail Links 2016/17 (City Deal 15a) ‘A strategic cycle route that will extend along the rail corridor from Cambridge Station in the south of the city through to the Cambridge Science Park Station.’
Also included is:
City centre cycle capacity improvements 2015/16 to 2018/19 (City Deal 15c) ‘Measures to improve capacity for cycle movements in the city centre, including a new cycle parking facility or extension of one or both of existing cycle parks’.
We plan to report more fully on these and other recently confirmed schemes in the next Newsletter.