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Consultation on Milton Road plan to end next month

By Gemma Gardner

Milton Road, Cambridge Picture: Greater Cambridge Partnership
Milton Road, Cambridge Picture: Greater Cambridge Partnership

A public consultation on proposals to provide improved public transport, cycling and walking journeys along Milton Road will end on Monday, November 5.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) extended the Milton Road consultation by a week to enable more people to share their thoughts on the plans.

The £16m project, funded by the GCP, includes the proposed introduction of inbound and outbound bus lanes and more floating bus stops, with segregated walking and cycling lanes.

The scheme – which aims to help reduce congestion and encourage more people onto sustainable modes of transport – also includes ‘Copenhagen-style’ crossings to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and residents in the area.

The findings will be put before members of the joint assembly and executive board later this year for a decision.

Construction is expected to begin in 2020, subject to planning approval.

There is a community event at which people can talk to officers and have their say next week.

The event will be held at St George’s Church in Chesterfield Road, Cambridge on Tuesday, October 23 between 5pm and 8pm.

Cllr Lewis Herbert, chair of the GCP’s executive board, said: “We have worked closely with the community over the past two years to design a scheme that makes way for safer walking and cycling routes, and improved public transport but also maintains Milton Road as a tree-lined avenue into the city centre.

“As a result of our discussions with the community, any trees that are removed will be replaced along with additional landscaping to further enhance the area.

“I want to thank all the residents, councillors and others who have contributed towards the updated design and strong set of proposals for improving cycling and bus journeys along Milton Road in the future.”

People can view the proposals, including a digital version of the brochure posted to 18,500 properties, and share their opinions via the GCP’s online engagement tool, Consult Cambs, which includes an interactive map and a questionnaire.


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