There is no doubt that James Palmer is serious about improving bus services, but can his Task Force deliver?
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The next five years are critical for the future of the planet: will the UK lead the way on de-carbonising transport?
There’s a consultation (yes, another one) on the region’s most important transport strategy document.
Answers are always promised, but when these arrive, they resolve little and pose more questions.
The whole service provision needs redesigning – as is happening now in Dublin.
How can anything work in Cambridgeshire when five bodies have responsibilities and receive funding for transport?
5,000 new jobs are coming to the Biomedical Campus by the middle of next year, with no extra transport provision for them.
One Ticket, One Network, One Brand here will do more to achieve modal shift than rolling out some red tarmac for a few buses a day.
Let's see action on interventions that can make a difference now, while the Combined Authority gets the longer term strategy right.
London does integrated transport pretty well. Arguably Singapore does it better. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough's mayor can learn from both.
For South Cambridgeshire residents, what's needed are attractive, comfortable, reliable and flexible public transport options from close to where people live.
The Mayor has maintained that buses aren't the answer for the Cambridge area, so the consultants have wheeled out something vaguely called a 'metro'.
Smarter Cambridge Transport has described a report on future transport options for the region as not meeting its brief.
Confusion and blame-passing is almost daily between Planning (City Council) and Highways (County Council). We deserve better.
On 4 May 2017, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough elected James Palmer (Conservative) as mayor. He will chair the Combined Authority, a new body that brings together the district and city councils, and the Local Enterprise...
Think of a mayor. Perhaps Boris Johnson springs to mind? A man whose pre-Brexit legacy was to start a cycling revolution in London: ‘Boris bikes’ and cycle superhighways. Maybe Rudy Giuliani? Famous for Zero Tolerance...
“I’ll be with you in a minute. I’m listening to the mayor on the radio.” On 5 May 2017, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will join a handful of cities and regions with powers and money devolved from government. The...