Smarter Cambridge Transport's response to the Combined Authority's initial consultation on its Local Transport and Connectivity Plan
Category - Parking
Improving safety and reducing congestion on Cambridgeshire roads
The County Council will soon be able to apply to take over enforcement of road traffic offences currently rarely enforced by the police.
Should yours be a Low Traffic Neighbourhood?
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.
Why rural councillors should support residents’ parking schemes
Residents’ parking schemes are an essential part of the strategy to reduce peak hour congestion in and around Cambridge, which benefits all bus users.
Why Cambridge needs a Workplace Parking Levy
We are trapped in a circular argument and phasing in a Workplace Parking Levy is possibly the only way to break this deadlock.
Car clubs: a cost-effective alternative to owning a car for occasional use
Consider whether replacing a car with car club membership could save you money!
Where are the options for drivers displaced by residents-only parking?
On-street parking is about safety, fair access to a limited communal asset, and the right to clean air.
‘Through the Looking Glass’ economics used to justify a new P&R at Hauxton
On every single metric, the ‘preferred’ option scores worse than all scenarios considered, including not building the P&R!
Our Cambridge South West Park & Ride consultation response
Why Smarter Cambridge Transport does not support any of the proposed options for expansion of Trumpington P&R or building a second site at Hauxton.
When authorities won’t listen to themselves
You might expect the council's Highways team would forbid pavement blocking by building contractors at critical sites.
Signs of a positive impact
Residents, councillors and the Conservation officer have all asked for the minimum signage of ‘Parking Permit Areas’ in Newnham.
It’s Not a War on the Motorist
Better enforcement of straightforward regulations would reduce congestion and make streets safer for all.
Trumpington Park & Ride
The sudden and unexpected withdrawal of Grosvenor’s planning application for a sporting village and 520 houses south of Trumpington Meadows has created an opportunity. Some years ago the County Council negotiated a deal...
Free is not always best
Recently local politicians have called for Cambridge’s Park & Ride car parks to be free again, and MPs have called for hospital car parks to be made free. ‘Free’ means somebody else is paying, in this case taxpayers...
More space for living, less for parking
You may be aware that Murdoch House, on the corner of Cambridge’s Station Square, is set to be replaced, but did you know that more buildings are planned to go up on the car park? Initial designs (currently being...
Neighbourhood parking: what it’s really about
The County Council highways committee voted last week to pass a new policy on neighbourhood parking – to be precise, they passed half a policy. New types of permit will be available, including for tradespeople, doctors...
Reducing Traffic Congestion and Pollution in Urban Areas
Ideas for reducing congestion and pollution in urban areas, developed in the context of the Greater Cambridge area, typical of many UK towns and cities.
Does your neighbourhood resemble ‘Parking Wars’, the recent ITV show featuring Cambridge? Are your streets magnets for commuters, making life difficult for you, your visitors, tradespeople and carers? Streets...
Greater Cambridge City Deal: A New Approach
Areas of concern [Updated 23 August 2016: expanded section on access and parking permits] Here in summary are ten concerns that residents, businesses and observers have voiced about the City Deal: The City Deal is...
Show your support for new neighbourhood parking schemes
We will be presenting our petition, which gained 1,317 signatures from all city wards, to the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee when it meets on 14 March 2017 to consider an updated Residents’ Parking...
Four new residents’ parking zones have achieved the 50% level of support needed to proceed to go forward as Traffic Regulation Orders: Accordia, Staffordshire, Newnham, Coleridge West. A new residents’ parking zone in...