A programme of Active Travel (Tranche 2) projects, to encourage walking and cycling across Cambridgeshire, is set to be delivered in the next few months.
The Highways and Transport Committee decided on further proposals to pursue on Tuesday 15 September 2020. The development of the schemes was then progressed over the course of 2021. A full public consultation was undertaken in late summer 2021 on the emerging designs; there was also ongoing engagement with councillors and stakeholders. In late 2021 it was decided that a number of schemes would not be taken forward as they were either not supported locally or there were issues with delivery. The remaining schemes have been scored and ranked according to the impact they are likely to have on active travel, road safety, public transport, the road network and the level of support they received in the public consultation or as a result of engagement with local stakeholders.
A public consultation was held between 13 July 2021 and 20 September 2021. Read the report of the results below
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- Survey data
- Stakeholder feedback
July / August 2022
Some of the schemes require an ETRO (Experimental Traffic Regulation Order) or TRO (Traffic Regulation Order) to allow for changes to be made to the highway when the schemes have been implemented (eg. the removal of car parking bays) – these are in place.
Schemes have been delivered and monitoring surveys were carried out pre and post installation.
The trials will be in place for up to 18 months of which the first 6 months forms the formal consultation period for those covered by an ETRO. There is opportunity for anyone to feedback comments, based on the impacts they have experienced as a result of the scheme and all these representations will included in the report to the Highways and Transport Committee in December and a decision will be made on whether or not they should be made permanent.
A Member Working Group for the programme of schemes was established at the end of 2021. The Group assessed the schemes and scoring prior to giving approval in January 2022 for the schemes to be delivered. The detailed designs were then finalised and road safety audits carried out
The delivery of the projects follows an earlier trial which led to a series of cycling and walking schemes being introduced during the pandemic. These were funded by the Government to encourage people to make more active travel choices (Tranche 1). The trial has enabled the county council to make a number of those schemes permanent.
The projects were subject to further stakeholder engagement and public consultation which took place:
Schemes delivered / In delivery
|Bassingbourn - Brook Road and High Street (drawing opens as a .pdf)
|Speed reduction and traffic calming - reduced speed limit between Litlington and Bassingbourn and 20mph speed limit on Brook Rd, High St, The Causeway and adjoining streets
Chicanes (vehicles give way in one direction): one on South End and one on High St
|Church Street, Chesterton, Cambridge - between Chapel Street and Lynfield Lane (drawing opens as a .pdf)
|Modal filter - no through access for motor vehicles on Church St between Lynfield Lane and Chapel St (planters/removable bollards)
East Road, Cambridge between Anglia Ruskin and Newmarket Road roundabout
|Cycle link - removal of a traffic lane on a section of East Rd (east of Burleigh Street) to improve cycle lanes or provide new ones. These cycle lanes will be protected by 'wands' (flexible traffic posts).
Cycle priority crossings over side access roads.
Updated/refreshed lining, markings and signage.
|Ambury Road, Huntingdon, southern section between the Ring Road and Avenue Road (drawing opens as a .pdf)
|Cycle link - providing a contra-flow cycle lane at the southern end of Ambury Rd with a small protective island at the start of the lane and moving the parking to the west side of the road. Signage of the cycle route via Priory Rd and Cowper Rd.
|Junction of Silver Street/Kings Parade, Cambridge (drawing opens as a pdf)
|Making temporary scheme changing the priority, permanent with additional dropped kerbs and tactile paving to improve pedestrian crossing movement
|Trumpington Street/Lensfield Road/Fen Causeway Mini Roundabouts, Cambridge (drawing opens as a .pdf)
|Roundabout treatment - reducing the number of approach lanes from 3 to 2 and from 2 to 1 between the roundabouts to reduce conflicts. Increasing island widths for pedestrians at the Lensfield Rd & Trumpington St junctions and providing some protected space for cyclists using wands (flexible traffic posts).
|A505/A1301 roundabout near Pampisford - crossing improvements (drawing opens as a .pdf)
|Roundabout treatment - kerbs to be widened out by the use of 'wands' (flexible traffic posts) on the north arm and on the exits of the east and west arms. This will reduce crossing distances for pedestrians and cyclists and slow vehicle speeds.
Junction of A1303 Madingley Road and Cambridge Road, Madingley
|Modal filter - access only into Cambridge Rd (towards Madingley village). No exit for motor vehicles from Cambridge Rd onto A1303 Madingley Rd (alternative route via Church Lane).
Speed limit reduced from 60 to 40mph on Cambridge Rd. Reduction in the width of the Madingley Rd/ Cambridge Rd, Coton junction to improve safety of the crossing point.
New crossing island for pedestrians & cyclists on A1303 Madingley Rd.
Bus stop near Madingley Hall gates to be relocated round the corner on High St
|Fallowfield, Chesterton, Cambridge between Water Street and Frank's Lane/Green End Road (drawing opens as a .pdf)
|Access improvement - Re-location of bollards and reshaping island to increase space for cyclists
Granta Place Gate, Cambridge - access point between Coe Fen and Mill Lane junction
|Access improvement - Replacement of vehicular access gate with cattle grids and removable bollard. Additional pedestrian gate to match existing.
|Newmarket Road / Barnwell Road (McDonalds) roundabout, Cambridge (drawing opens as a .pdf)
|Roundabout treatment - widening of footway on eastern side of the roundabout to reduce vehicle speeds and crossing distances for pedestrians. Widening of the central islands on Barnwell Rd and Wadloes Rd to improve crossings.
|Vinery Road, Cambridge (Coldham's Lane end) (drawing opens as a .pdf)
|Modal Filter - installation of planter to prevent through-vehicular movements just south of St Philip's Primary School
|Wisbech Cycle Lockers (drawing opens as a .pdf)
|Secure cycle parking in Bus Station area
|Being delivered subject to landowner/Town Council agreement
If you have any questions about any of these schemes, please email email@example.com.
The decision on whether or not to make trial schemes permanent will be taken at the Highways and Transport Committee on 5 December 2023.
The Broadway, St Ives
New funding has been secured to take forward The Broadway scheme, one of the proposed Active Travel Tranche 2 walking and cycling schemes. The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority and Huntingdonshire District Council funding allows for the scheme to be permanent (rather than temporary).
The scheme will see a widened pavement on the north side of The Broadway, with room for new benches, planters and cycle parking as well as two new crossing points to make it easier to cross the road.
Fourteen of the existing fifty-two car parking spaces will be removed but four new disabled parking spaces will be included in the new permanent scheme. There will also be a new dedicated loading bay for deliveries on the north side.
Please note the cycle parking in Inset A has already been installed.
Eastgate/Jeavons Lane, Cambourne
Detailed design and further engagement with local stakeholders continues on the Eastgate/Jeavons Lane, Cambourne walking and cycling scheme.
The Tranche 2 programme also included the delivery of over 400 cycle parking spaces around the County.
Frequently asked questions
Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are legal documents that enable us as the local highway authority to prohibit, restrict or reduce the use of a road by traffic. We can use an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to see if a scheme will work in practice.
ETROs enable us to quickly make changes to the road layout which can stay in force for a maximum of 18 months while the effects are monitored and assessed. The first six months become the consultation period. You can read more on our ETRO page.
It is not possible to lodge a formal objection to an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) until it is in force. Once it is in force, objections may be made to the order being made permanent and these must be made within six months of the day that the ETRO comes into force.
Government guidance for the Active Travel Tranche 2 funding requires the money to be spent on measures that "make significant changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians".
In Cambridgeshire, the types of measures we propose include:
- Pop-up cycle facilities with physical segregation from traffic, created by reallocating traffic lanes or parking bays
- Widened pavements using reallocated parking bays or traffic lanes
- Modal filters - restrictions on a road to prohibit car traffic while allowing pedestrians and cyclists through
- Bus gates - a modal filter, generally with camera enforcement, that also allows buses and emergency service vehicles through
- Cycle parking
- A School Streets Programme
The proposed measures have been assessed against their fit with government guidance, direct transport benefits, impact on the wider network and the capability to deliver them quickly.
The decision regarding whether or not to make the trial schemes permanent will be made by the Highways and Transport Committee at the meeting on 5th December. The trial schemes are:
Junction of A1303 Cambridge Rd/Madingley Rd
Church Street, Chesterton, Cambridge
Vinery Rd, Romsey, Cambridge
East Rd, Cambridge
Junction of Trumpington St/Fen Causeway/Lensfield Rd, Cambridge
Junction of Newmarket Rd/Barnwell Rd/Wadloes Rd, Cambridge
South End, Bassingbourn
Ambury Rd, Huntingdon
The decision will be based on before and after monitoring of the schemes as well as feed back from users and stakeholders.
Displaced traffic will largely be using less congested routes. However, in locations where there are concerns about traffic displacement, alternative routes will be monitored to see if any action is required.
As with all our transport projects and schemes, we are committed to meeting our duties under the Equality Act 2010. Each project or scheme within this programme will consider use by vulnerable and disabled road users and how any potential impacts can be mitigated. This will be monitored during and after implementation of the schemes as part of our assessment procedures.
All comments on the schemes and measures being implemented as part of this programme will be considered and changes to schemes may be made by the Project Manager. Scheme objections will also be reported to councillors.
For those schemes requiring an Experimental or Temporary Traffic Regulation Order, the full process can be found on our Traffic Regulation Orders page.
School Streets Programme
School streets introduced and still running
Tranche 1 - September 2020
- Alconbury Primary School, Huntingdon, PE28 4EQ
- Hartford Junior School, Huntingdon, PE29 1UL
- Hatton Park Primary School, Longstanton, CB24 3DL
- Willingham Primary School, Willingham, CB24 5LE
Tranche 2 - April 2021 - progressing with permanent Traffic Regulation Order
- St Matthews Primary School, Cambridge, CB1 2HD
- Park Street Primary School, Cambridge, CB5 8AR
School street to be reinstated in September 2022
- St Philips Primary School, Cambridge, CB1 3DR
School streets introduced and no longer active
Tranche 1 - September 2020
- Weatheralls Primary School, Soham, CB7 5BH - difficulty recruiting sufficient numbers of volunteers
- Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech, PE13 4RJ - difficulty recruiting sufficient numbers of volunteers
Tranche 2 - April 2021
- Barton Primary School, Barton, CB23 7BD - community issues
- Buckden Primary School, Buckden, PE19 5TT - may review in future
- Elm Road Primary School, Wisbech, PE13 2TB - difficulty recruiting sufficient numbers of volunteers
- Fulbourn Primary School, Fulbourn, CB21 5BH - not progressing
- The Spinney Primary School, Cambridge, CB1 9PB - community issues