Category: Roads

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Reducing Congestion and Pollution in Urban Areas

Submission to the UK Government Urban Congestion Enquiry This paper was submitted by Smarter Cambridge Transport to the House of Commons Transport Committee’s Urban Congestion Enquiry in January 2017. A printable PDF version with...

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Who will ensure that excellent design is at the heart of new developments? – Cambridge Independent column

The recently formed National Infrastructure Commission has published its report on the Cambridge–Milton Keynes–Oxford corridor. It identifies a chronic shortage of housing as the greatest risk to growth. Unsurprisingly, it sees building new infrastructure...

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A14 Girton Interchange – a critical link

In light of the A14 Improvement Scheme going ahead as planned, we have updated our proposal for the Girton Interchange. We hope that the National Infrastructure Commission, the Oxford–Cambridge Expressway project, Cambridgeshire County Council,...

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Localism and the strategic transport network

There is an urgent need for localism to include Highways England and the rail industry. The inability of local authorities to include strategic highways and railways in their short and medium term transport planning...

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Can we do better than bus lanes?

The County Council’s view ‘Bus priority’ has come to be used interchangeably with ‘bus lane’ or ‘busway’: the Cambridgeshire Long Term Transport Strategy (November 2014) refers to, “On-line or off-line bus priority measures between...