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Greater Cambridge Partnership launches online engagement for transport links to north and east of the city

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An online engagement has been launched by the Greater Cambridge Partnership to consider proposals for transport links from the north and east of Cambridge.

It will seek to transform public transport, walking and cycling links from Waterbeach to Cambridge, and the Cambridge Eastern Access projects.

People are being asked to share the challenges they face travelling into the city from these areas and what they think about potential improvements to walking, cycling and public transport along these routes.

Cllr Roger Hickford, chair of the GCP, said: “The A10 and the A1134/A1303 routes suffer from significant congestion, with thousands of new homes and jobs planned for the area. Work has started on the Marleigh development on Newmarket Road while plans for Waterbeach new town are advancing.

“It is vital we invest in better public transport and walking and cycling routes to help people get to jobs, schools, or other places quickly and safely without relying on using a car, so we can cut congestion and improve air quality.

“Current Covid-19 restrictions means we cannot carry out the usual drop in sessions but I encourage anyone who lives near or travels north and east of Cambridge to help shape these early plans.”

Both the Cambridge Eastern Access and Waterbeach to Cambridge projects – along with two other dedicated public transport, cycling and walking routes put forward by the GCP – could form an integral part of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) in the future.

Comments can be made from now until August 3. Feedback will be used to develop more detailed proposals to put before the GCP’s executive board later this year. A public consultation would be held to develop ideas further.

To view the online material for the Waterbeach to Cambridge scheme visit greatercambridge.org.uk/WaterbeachToCambridge and for the Cambridge Eastern Access project go to greatercambridge.org.uk/CambridgeEasternAccess

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