Campaigners want Coton to know about City Deal busway plans
Campaigners in Coton are committing to visit every house in the village to inform residents of City Deal plans to forge ahead with an off-road busway between Cambourne and Cambridge.
Members of the Coton Busway Action Group (CBAG) are campaigning against the scheme, which would see an 11m (36ft) wide off-road busway through the Green Belt between the city and a park and ride site built on Crome Lea Farm. This section of the busway would be started before 2020.
CBAG campaigner Amanda Fuller said: “We feel we need to do this as the opportunities for public input are being stifled by the City Deal.
“You need the patience of a saint and the constitution of an ox to attend City Deal meetings, not to mention zero work or family commitments.”
The group is asking villagers to sign a petition opposing the off-road busway and park and ride site, and calling for the City Deal to engage with local residents to come up with a community-orientated solution that would build on ‘Option 6’, a plan put forward by the scheme’s Local Liaison Forum which proposes an on-road busway.