Smarter Cambridge Transport

Author - Edward Leigh

Getting the basics right for bus services

The Cambridge City Access and Public Transport Improvements report MUST set out how bus services and stops will improve markedly from 2022.

A14 Girton Interchange – a critical link

The Girton Interchange needs new road connections to eliminate congestion on the A1307 (Madingley Hill). It is also an ideal location for a light rail and coach station, visitor transfer hub, logistics hub, exhibition...

No action on the climate crisis until 2025

Politicians are squandering the chance of a transport future with zero carbon emissions, zero air pollution, zero road deaths and zero congestion.

Petitioning the GCP to change its priorities

Our petition asks the GCP Board to change its priorities to schemes that could be delivered in less time with greater benefit, and much lower environmental damage.

Vision Zero: let’s make it a reality

To many, reducing speed limits seems perverse. But the reduced grief and pain, and increased freedom for our children, is more than worth it.

Maintaining our roads and pavements

A topic that fills many councillors’ inboxes is the dire state of our roads and pavements. But funding runs far short of what is needed to fix them.

Bus back better? A new national strategy

We need bus services to work for many more people.The new national bus strategy seeks to address this, with clear and sensible ambitions.

Time to suspend peak-time rail fares?

If they don’t travel five days a week, many part-time commuters will simply not return to trains and buses if they are able to drive instead.

Improved plans for Cambridge station

Unfortunately, although there are outstanding issues with the new development, these are unlikely to see it blocked a second time.

Causeway to an isolated new community

Planning permission has been granted for 430 new homes on Worts’ Causeway. The poverty of ambition is deeply concerning.

Too much busway, too little station

Two more public consultations recently launched illustrate just how out-of-step with the times transport authorities are.

Government must give citizens a voice

We need to provide resources to enable community groups to organise themselves and employ experts – just as economic stakeholders do.

Making the Highway Code safer for people

The Highway Code is up for revision with a view to reinforcing the rights and protections of people walking, cycling or riding a horse.

UK Climate Assembly shows a way forward

108 people met over six weekends earlier this year to consider how the UK should decarbonise transport, energy, food and other things we buy.

Too many jobs and not enough houses

Local authorities are so consumed with delivering new homes, they have failed to keep track of how many jobs they are allowing to be created.

A vision for Waterbeach transport

How we can spend far less than the estimated £250 million to dual the A10 and build the Waterbeach busway, and benefit thousands more people.

Reimagining our highways

Communities are starting to reimagine their streets. Start a conversation with neighbours and ask your councillors to help make it a reality.