Smarter Cambridge Transport

Category - Planning

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.

How can we fix the broken planning system?

The mechanism for setting priorities locally (the ‘Local Plan’) is no longer fit for purpose. But the government’s proposed solution is worse.

A revolution in transport is afoot

When we see the government reallocate the new-roads budget to public transport we will know it is seriously committed to restoring the environment.

Response to Combined Authority Draft Local Transport Plan

We believe that the consultation on this draft Local Transport Plan needs to reach much deeper into the communities, businesses, schools and other organisations that will be affected for years to come by what is...

Designing a Park & Ride service where everyone wins

‘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.

What is a liveable neighbourhood?

Liveable neighbourhoods mean stronger communities and better quality of life for all who live in them.

A perspective from Leeds

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

Response to the CPIER Interim Report

The Smarter Cambridge Transport response to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review's interim report.

Start with the quick wins

Let's see action on interventions that can make a difference now, while the Combined Authority gets the longer term strategy right.

Property developers must do better

It's almost as if a deliberate effort has been made to put off every mode of transport which we should be encouraging.

Let’s have a Big Data Dig

GCP indicate that they will publish the raw data from their recent traffic survey in 2018. Why is it taking so long to release?

Fixing the Grafton Area

The Grafton Centre itself is undergoing a facelift, but the area needs more than that. These are some additional ideas we’ve submitted to the consultation.

A chance to say what you think

The new Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Big Conversation is a welcome initiative, even if it must be their last chance to get things right.