Cambridge: Future Transport Plans

25 August 2013, 07:54 | Updated: 25 August 2013, 08:01

More public sessions for people to comment on potential big changes to transport in Cambridge have been announced.

Cambridgeshire County Council's 20 year transport strategy includes possibly giving pedestrians, cars and buses priority over cars on some main city centre roads.

It also includes new railway stations and better walking and cycle routes.

The County Council says it is important to look to the future as 44,000 new jobs and 33,000 new homes are forecast for Cambridge during the next 18 years.

The idea of the plan, which maps out how transport in Cambridge will develop between now and 2031 is said to be "to support the growth and economic prosperity of this area". 

The County Council started the consultation in July with a series of exhibitions and after a short intermission are now running further events to enable more residents to provide feedback on the strategy.

Councillor Ian Bates, Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning, said: "We are concentrating on practical measures to create more dedicated cycle routes and public transport facilities. 

We need to look at how we can make the city more accessible for more people - prioritising buses, cyclists and pedestrians on some of the key routes - and enabling people to travel more efficiently in and out of the city centre. 

Our long-term aim is to create a more comprehensive network and better accessibility to key employment sites and public services."

Residents can tell the Council their view on the plans by attending public exhibitions in the Cambridge area:

27 August, 2.30-7.30pm, Castle Street Methodist Church, Cambridge.

28 August, 2.30-7.30pm, Queen Emma Primary School, Gunhild Way, Cambridge.

4 September, 2.30-7.30pm, Guildhall, Cambridge.

5 September, 2.30-7.30pm, Histon & Impington Recreation Ground.

6 September, 2.30-7.30pm, Brown's Field Youth & Community Centre, Green End Road, Chesterton, Cambridge.

7 September, 11am-5pm, Bharat Bhavan, Mill Road (Old Library), Cambridge.