Monday 17 October – midday Friday 23 December
We are in week six of the Making Connections consultation which is open until midday on Friday 23 December and in this email we would like to highlight the events we have lined up and some of the ways we are looking to explain the proposals.
The consultation is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change how we travel in Greater Cambridge and the wider area, relieving pressure on the network and responding to air quality, cost of living and climate crises for a better, cleaner and safer future. The survey, plus information about the proposals, frequently asked questions, dates of public meetings and ways you can share your thoughts can be found here: http://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/mc-2022.
Next week we are out and about talking to people at the following places:
- Tuesday 29 November, 5 – 8pm – Town Hall, Market Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1HZ
- Wednesday 30 November, 4 – 7.30pm – The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots, PE19 2BH
We welcome you to come and talk to us about the proposals or ask any questions of the team to help you to complete the survey.
Interactive Bus Map
To help explain the potential changes, we have created an interactive tool so people can see how their daily journeys would be transformed by more frequent and direct bus services in, out and around the city centre, to villages, workplaces and healthcare sites.
People can click on where they live or where they frequently travel on the interactive map, which is available on our Consult Cambs consultation page, to see how many buses would be available, the cost of a single fare and the time of the first and last bus. https://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/news/interactive-bus-map-launched-so-people-can-see-how-journeys-would-be-transformed-by-gcp-proposals
A reminder of the consultation
We want to hear your thoughts on the three parts of the proposal:
- Transforming the bus network
From mid-2023, we are proposing to transform the bus network through new routes, additional services, cheaper fares and longer operating hours.
- Investing in other sustainable travel schemes
Alongside the bus network, we are proposing to invest in new sustainable travel schemes, such as better walking and cycling links.
- Creating a Sustainable Travel Zone
We are proposing the introduction of a Sustainable Travel Zone which includes a road user charge. Vehicles would be charged for driving within the zone between 7am and 7pm on weekdays, and money raised would fund improvements to the bus network and other sustainable travel schemes. The Zone would be fully operational in 2027/28 but only once the first bus improvements are introduced.
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