Cambridgeshire's Active Travel Strategy

Cambridgeshire’s Active Travel Strategy provides a comprehensive set of policies that will enable quality provision of active travel infrastructure and initiatives in Cambridgeshire to contribute to the County Council’s target to achieve net zero carbon by 2045. By enabling and encouraging more people to travel by active travel modes, the number of journeys made by car can be reduced.

Whether directly through living more active lifestyles, or indirectly through improving the environment, all people in Cambridgeshire will benefit from making more journeys on foot, cycle or other ‘wheeled’ modes of active travel. Alongside other local policies, this Active Travel Strategy will build on achievements so far, such as the high levels of cycling in the city of Cambridge, and further improve and increase the proportion of journeys made by active modes across all of Cambridgeshire. Over time, this Strategy will enable and encourage more people to switch some of the journeys they once made by private car to active modes, making it a natural first choice.

Cambridgeshire’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) has been developed and will sit under Cambridgeshire’s Active Travel Strategy. The LCWIP process identified the top priority active travel routes in each district for new or improved infrastructure for walking and/or cycling, and are included in the Tier 1 list of schemes within the Active Travel Strategy Action Plan. Proposals that did not make the priority Tier 1 schemes have been included as Tier 2 schemes in the Action Plan.

Developing the strategy and emerging action plan

The draft strategy was produced with input from key stakeholders during a six-week stakeholder engagement exercise in May and June 2022.

The report is available to read below.

Transport Strategies Stakeholder Engagement Report Final 2022762KBpdf
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The Strategy includes an emerging action plan of schemes to deliver the strategy vision and objectives.

Public consultation

The draft Active Travel Strategy public consultation ran between 26 September and 7 November 2022. Consultation documents can be viewed on the consultation page.

The report is available to read below.

Active Travel Strategy for Cambridgeshire Report Final369KBpdf
Size: 369KBFile format: pdf

Following analysis of consultation responses from the public, we will review the strategy and action plan. The final document will be considered for adoption at our Highways and Transport Committee in March 2023.