The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has pushed on with this so-called “travel hub” scheme at Foxton without proper consideration of the fundamentals.
Tag - Park and Ride
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?
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...
The CSET Park & Ride proposal will cost £132 million, in the hope of attracting 917 additional bus users. That's £144,000 spent per new user.
Smarter Cambridge Transport’s comments and additional ideas for improving access to Cambridge by cycle, bus and train from the east.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership is expected on 1 July 2021 to give the go-ahead for this scheme to proceed to its final stage before granting permission for its construction. The most recent information is available...
Transport links to the east of Cambridge are particularly poor, so it’s good to see the GCP turn its attention in that direction.
Building more car parks is fundamentally the wrong approach to rapidly de-carbonise transport and reduce congestion on the local road network.
The next five years are critical for the future of the planet: will the UK lead the way on de-carbonising transport?
Where else might we find a permanent home for a coach station, with excellent connectivity to the city and surrounding villages, and all the facilities you’d expect to find at a city train station?
Using terminology precisely and consistently is important in public debate. ‘Travel hub’ is not a euphemism for ‘Park & Ride’
What would make the bigger difference: another 2,500 people using Park & Ride or 55,000 more people using buses in the region?
The proposed P&R is therefore not even part of a solution; it intensifies the problem.
On every single metric, the ‘preferred’ option scores worse than all scenarios considered, including not building the P&R!
How to let the Greater Cambridge Partnership's Executive Board know what you think of the plan.
How closely do you think highway planners and engineers adhere to this?
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.
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.
The Combined Authority and GCP should be reinventing the Busway Smartcard to work county-wide with all bus operators.
The whole service provision needs redesigning – as is happening now in Dublin.
The social and environmental benefits of radically improving rural bus services far outweigh those of Park & Rides.
We can build an extensive public transport network now using buses. Here's how.
Planned well, franchising could deliver a Swiss-style integrated, comprehensive public bus service.
How can anything work in Cambridgeshire when five bodies have responsibilities and receive funding for transport?
The mayor’s recently-published Interim Transport Strategy Statement re-confirms his ambitions for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
The full response to the consultation: why Smarter Cambridge Transport supports most of the short-term measures proposed (some with modifications), but does not support any of the three long-term strategies proposed.
Are we using the County Council’s Long Term Transport Plan or not? The GCP and the mayor can't pick and choose.
You maybe didn’t realise it at the time, but in 2014 you agreed to the County Council’s Long Term Transport Strategy.
The guided busway between Trumpington Park & Ride and Cambridge station is underused. How could we make more use of it?
The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) is deeply mired in complexity and controversy over building a busway from Cambourne, an orbital link to Addenbrooke’s, and a new Park & Ride west of Cambridge. It has spent...
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...
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...
Green belt land has two purposes: preserving countryside for future generations, and preventing urban sprawl. Unfortunately our green belt protection policies are failing to prevent sprawl, and endangering the...
In the excellent Urban Transport Without The Hot Air by Steve Melia, there’s a study that has important implications for Cambridge and Cambourne. Ivybridge is a small town in Devon, just under 10 miles from Plymouth...
The argument for dualling the A10 from Ely is that it requires more capacity to cope with population growth; that slow commute times put fewer jobs within commuting distance and reduce economic productivity (though, for...
Cambridge’s MP and all three voting members of the City Deal Executive Board have called for the £1 parking charge at Park & Ride sites to be removed. The intention is good, but the policy is wrong. The seven...
Have you thought about New Year’s Resolutions? Well, here are a few suggestions: 1. Get fit and save money: no need to buy gym membership; just fit walking and maybe cycling into your daily routine. Maybe try not...
The recently formed National Infrastructure Commission has published its report on the Cambridge–Milton Keynes–Oxford corridor. It identifies a chronic shortage of housing as the greatest risk to growth. Unsurprisingly...
How Highways England's improvements to the A14 Girton Interchange should provide new connections between the A428 and M11, and a new Park & Ride.
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...
A ‘travel hub’ refers to a bus, tram or train station with more facilities than a bus stop, and with the dominant modes of access being walking and cycling.
Next key date: 20 March 2019. The Executive Board will be considering final outline designs for Milton Road before proceeding to detailed designs and building in 2020–21. The Assembly meets on 27 February to pre...