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Tag - planning
Smarter Cambridge Transport’s Housing Strategy Response
We're asking the local councils to be more ambitious in their Housing Strategy and include issues to do with transport.
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.
Cambridge can do better. But will it?
The authorities can take advantage of the expertise offered by the people they represent. Or they can spend their time arguing with us.
A walking tube map for Cambridge
The 'Metrominuto' map looks just like an underground map, showing lines of differing colours connecting different points of interest in the city.
Let Cherry Hinton set an example
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.
Our Streets are for Everyone
When did it first become acceptable for drivers to simply stop and leave their vehicles along one or both sides of the road?
Nodes before modes
Notice what’s missing in discussion about tunnels? Any mention of people. Forgive me repeating myself, but transport is about moving people (and goods) not vehicles.
Lobby politicians, not officers
There is one feature of the local government system that’s simple: politicians set policy; officers advise and deliver. So who should people lobby?
Releasing Drummer St bus station from its dreary existence
The councils’ strategy for coping with growth is to have many more people commute by bus, but there’s no strategy yet for how to accommodate all the extra buses in the city.
We don’t want Cambridge to be laughed at
We don't want Cambridge to one day be laughed at as the last place in Britain to splash concrete everywhere before breakthroughs in transport technology and organisation solved unpredictable journey times forever...
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...
Saving the Green Belt with sustainable transport
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...
Who will ensure that excellent design is at the heart of new developments?
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...
Streetscape: Good design principles
Streets make up three-quarters of the open space of a City. They can be famously beautiful like the Backs on Queens Road, or they could be chic ‘zones’ in a new residential area. Good streets should be practical, safe...