Smarter Cambridge Transport

Author - Edward Leigh

Carrots and sticks are not the answer

Almost nothing the Greater Cambridge Partnership has delivered in nearly five years has increased people’s travel options. That needs to change.

How much does it cost to run a bus?

What would make the bigger difference: another 2,500 people using Park & Ride or 55,000 more people using buses in the region?

A perspective from Leeds

Trying to figure out why transport economics so often fails to feed good policies to politicians...

Cambridge city bus hub

Cambridge has one central hub, and secondary hubs at Cambridge station and Addenbrooke’s hospital. What are the alternatives?

Why not to trust transport forecasts

Actual costs and benefits would have given the Guided Busway a ‘poor value for money’ rating, which would not have qualified for taxpayer funding.

Why Park & Ride is NOT the solution

The social and environmental benefits of radically improving rural bus services far outweigh those of Park & Rides.

Before a congestion charge

Neither the Greater Cambridge Partnership nor the Combined Authority has a plan to transform bus services across the region.

Multi-operator bus ticketing

We just need politicians, council officers and bus operators to sit down together and agree to make this happen.

Rules matter

We need clear, sensible and consistent rules to manage use of our public spaces.