Decongesting Cambridge

This article was published in 2016, in Newsletter 124.

Rachel Smith, centre standing, at the end of her talk (and inset).
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At our monthly meeting on 5 January the Campaign hosted Rachel Smith, author of ‘Decongestion – 7 steps for mayors and other city leaders to cut traffic congestion without the expense of new roads or annoyed residents‘.

The meeting had an exceptional turnout as there was clearly a lot of interest in ways to ‘decongest’ Cambridge. Attendees included a number of county and city councillors.

Rachel described her insights following more than 200 interviews with traffic management professionals. These insights were effectively summarised as ‘The seven most common mistakes when trying to cut traffic congestion’, ‘City leaders’ seven biggest challenges in cutting congestion’ and ‘Seven sticking points when creating change’.

Further explanation of these points can be found in ‘Decongestion‘ and also on Rachel’s website www.cyclingrachelsmith.com.

All those who attended the meeting received e-book copies of ‘Decongestion‘ and two signed paperbacks were raffled.

Please get in touch with contact@camcycle.org.uk if you would like a copy of the e-book.

Roxanne De Beaux