Greenways update from the GCP

This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 139.

Concepts for the Barton Greenway link and Haslingfield Greenway bridge (© 5th Studio Ltd).
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The Greater Cambridge Partnership, at its 4 July Executive Board meeting, agreed to invest an additional £19m towards a package of ‘quick wins’ to improve road safety and enhance the cycling network.

The package includes a £4.6m investment in cycling improvements to several paths that will form part of the Greater Cambridge Greenways – a network of 12 high-quality cycling, walking and equestrian routes planned to link surrounding towns and villages to the city.

Construction work on the proposed ‘quick wins’ will begin in August. This will include the widening and resurfacing of a number of existing cycleways, including between Stapleford and Sawston, and the creation of a new shared-use path linking Cottenham to the Busway.

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Greater Cambridge Partnership

Barton and Haslingfield Greenways

Two Greenways have gone into detailed consultation. The Barton Greenway has options that would finally tackle the two dangerous roundabouts with full grade-separation. They are costly, though, and will need strong public support! The Haslingfield Greenway is proposing a bridge over the M11 to replace an existing stepped bridge. One idea is to add a wheeling ramp, but that would only help people who can push bicycles up ramps. The better option is to build a fully accessible bridge. Please be sure to check out the consultation website and fill out the survey by 20 August!

Matthew Danish