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Three greenways cycling routes given go-ahead by Greater Cambridge Partnership




Greenways cycle routes. Picture: GCP (37338621)
Greenways cycle routes. Picture: GCP (37338621)

Plans for three greenways have been given the go-ahead by the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

The routes for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders will cost up to £23million and form part of a wider planned network of 12 greenways.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) board approved plans on Thursday (June 25) for the St Ives, Comberton and Melbourn greenways.

The routes will still be subject to detailed design work, land negotiations and planning approval, but the Greater Cambridge Partnership board gave the go-ahead for that work to proceed and released the funds for each.

“The creation of a network of Greenways is part of a strategy to encourage commuting by sustainable transport modes into Cambridge city from South Cambridgeshire villages, in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and to contribute towards improved air quality and better public health,” a GCP report says.

Outline budgets were committed of £6.5million for the Melbourn route, £9million for the Comberton route, and £7.5million for the St Ives route.

Routes from Waterbeach and Fulbourn have already been given GCP approval and the remaining routes are likely to go before the board this year.

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