Before we agree to build busways outside the city, we must see detailed plans and costs for the route through the city core.
Author - Jim Chisholm
Residents’ parking schemes are an essential part of the strategy to reduce peak hour congestion in and around Cambridge, which benefits all bus users.
It's important that we don't overlook the range of opportunities it provides to improve the environment, connectivity and public health.
For the money being proposed, we could give each P&R user thirteen years of unlimited bus travel throughout Cambridgeshire.
‘Travel hubs’, a few miles out, require far less capital expense, and give better access to the old, the young, those without cars and those who simply don’t wish to drive.
Better enforcement of straightforward regulations would reduce congestion and make streets safer for all.
Investing in new road capacity is expensive, environmentally damaging, and usually only a temporary solution. A distance-based HGV levy plus more investment in railways would achieve a much better outcome.
The ‘spine’ of the new airport development should be a green corridor, ideal for walking and cycling, and it must be available from day one.
Greenways will help reduce congestion and play a part in ensuring economic growth is sustainable. This is an investment which everyone can support.
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