More than half reject Cambridge congestion charge plans

More than half of respondents to a consultation about public transport in Cambridgeshire rejected proposals that include charging motorists. The consultation asked for views about a huge expansion of public transport paid for by a £5 minimum daily charge for driving into or within Cambridge, reports the BBC. More than seven out of 10 respondents […]

Gritting routes are ‘sexist’ says Cambridgeshire councillor

Winter gritting routes need to change to not just favour ‘getting men to work in cars,’ according to a Cambridgeshire County Councillor. Cllr Alex Beckett said the network is “primarily focused on getting men to work in cars” and that can “leave active travel users counting the costs with broken limbs”. The comments, from the […]

Programme to increase active travel in Cambridgeshire set to begin

A programme of Active Travel (Tranche 2) projects, to encourage walking and cycling across Cambridgeshire, is set to be delivered in the next few months. The delivery of the projects follows an earlier trial which led to a series of cycling and walking schemes being introduced during the pandemic. These were funded by the Government […]

More than three-quarters of people would support the creation of neighbourhoods that make it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport in Cambridge

A new report produced by national walking and cycling charity Sustrans shows that participation in active travel is still high in Greater Cambridge. It also revealed strong public support for further measures that encourage walking, wheeling and cycling. Sustrans England director Midlands and East, Clare Maltby, said: “Greater Cambridge is cleaner and healthier because it […]

Underspending by Cambridgeshire Council could help future highway repairs

Cambridgeshire Council has reported that a forecasted a end of year underspend of £15.7m which could partly be used to accelerate highways maintenance plans across Cambridgeshire. The underspend, which is the result of the short-term implications of the pandemic will also be sued to and future proof Cambridgeshire County Council’s ambitious improvements against rising costs, […]


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