Tell your councillors: more car parks won’t save the planet. Ask our children: is this a legacy they want us to leave to them?
Author - Edward Leigh
We need to reallocate road space to ensure it is safe to walk and cycle in the city, and quick and convenient to catch buses. Here's one way.
The GCP is demonstrating none of the leadership or imagination needed. Instead, we have continued decision paralysis and a staggering waste of money on half-baked ideas.
We can wait for a more authoritarian government to force us to change, or we can start to build consensus for change.
Until the GCP develops a strategy for active travel, public transport, deliveries and private transport, it continues to waste our money.
Ten years after the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway opened, has it delivered on what was promised?
Let’s start where we should have done in 2015, using deliberative democratic methods to build a coherent transport strategy for Cambridge.
Reducing traffic in the city depends on reducing the amount of traffic entering it: not a future GCP is endeavouring to create.
The Cambridge City Access and Public Transport Improvements report MUST set out how bus services and stops will improve markedly from 2022.
It is irresponsible of Network Rail to be applying for Parliamentary approval using modelling that so clearly fails a common-sense test.
A fully-researched paper by Edward Leigh showing that in-highway improvements to bus services and active travel are the sensible way to proceed.
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...
Politicians are squandering the chance of a transport future with zero carbon emissions, zero air pollution, zero road deaths and zero congestion.
A developer is proposing to build six large sheds on the land between the David Lloyd Health Club and the western edge of Cherry Hinton.
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.
Is GCP railroading inexperienced councillors into agreeing to proceed with environmentally damaging and demonstrably unnecessary projects?
Is there anywhere you don’t walk or cycle simply because it’s impossible or unsafe to do so?
We're challenging the new mayor and County Council to ensure transport is not just designed for a small minority of the population.
To many, reducing speed limits seems perverse. But the reduced grief and pain, and increased freedom for our children, is more than worth it.
The new mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Dr Nik Johnson, brings a very different set of priorities to the job.
The new vision being developed for the Cambridge Biomedical Campus is all about growth, but the Campus needs to set its house in order first.
Are these proposals better than running electric buses on existing roads? A comprehensive bus network and road pricing will cost far less.
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.
Imagine if very village had a bus service at least every hour, at least 18 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's possible, and here's how.
A new report is the starting gun for radical changes to local land use, water, energy, transport and construction.
We need bus services to work for many more people.The new national bus strategy seeks to address this, with clear and sensible ambitions.
When a road junction proves to be dangerous, the council doesn’t install barriers; it remodels it. Why not do the same for unsafe footways and cycleways?
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.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has now spent over £100 million on transport schemes since the City Deal was signed in 2014.
Jobs here contribute more to GDP than anywhere outside of London. But landowners and businesses are motivated by money, not philanthropy.
Unfortunately, although there are outstanding issues with the new development, these are unlikely to see it blocked a second time.
Planning permission has been granted for 430 new homes on Worts’ Causeway. The poverty of ambition is deeply concerning.
A Low Traffic Neighbourhood is a residential area without through-traffic. It needs to be part of a wider set of changes to benefit everyone.
An independent audit is underway of the Cambourne to Cambridge busway. Can we now hope for sense to prevail?
The small incentive this idea will create to buy EVs is more than offset by the negative impacts on buses and cycling.
If people maintain reasonably safe headways, a motorway can carry about 15% more vehicles per hour at 40mph than at 70mph.
The need for a new east-west railway is beyond doubt. The southern approach currently being designed has a distinct advantage.
If we recognise that some people lack a voice in the debate about the future, shouldn’t we help them participate directly?
Groups opposing busways could have their way if they could convince a majority in Greater Cambridge to support a congestion charge instead.
The real problem is the huge carbon cost of continuing to use the petrol/diesel vehicles we have now and continue to manufacture.
Initiatives like these are important. Everybody needs to be able to get about, whether or not they have access to a car.
Transport links to the east of Cambridge are particularly poor, so it’s good to see the GCP turn its attention in that direction.
Two more public consultations recently launched illustrate just how out-of-step with the times transport authorities are.
If the still-upward trend in car traffic continues, evening peaks are likely to become increasingly congested.
We need to provide resources to enable community groups to organise themselves and employ experts – just as economic stakeholders do.
The Highway Code is up for revision with a view to reinforcing the rights and protections of people walking, cycling or riding a horse.
We have to invest in transport that is more space- and energy-efficient, and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, wealth or abilities.
108 people met over six weekends earlier this year to consider how the UK should decarbonise transport, energy, food and other things we buy.
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.