There is the opportunity to attend a public consultation event on the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s (GCP) Cambridge South East Transport Project, at Long Rd Sixth Form College on 9th October.
The Cambridge South East – Better Public Transport project is a priority for the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), creating a vital link to ease congestion, offer sustainable travel choices, connect communities and support growth. It would form part of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro, providing high-quality, frequent and affordable public transport.
The project provides better public transport and sustainable options for those who travel in the A1307 and A1301 area, improving journey times and linking communities and employment sites in the area south east of Cambridge and beyond.
The proposed new public transport route would link the Cambridge Biomedical Campus via Great Shelford, Stapleford and Sawston to a new travel hub near the A11/A1307/A505 with connections to Babraham, the Babraham Research Campus and Granta Park.
The route would entirely off-road, only interacting with other traffic at junctions. Junctions between existing roads and the new public transport route would be controlled by traffic lights.
At the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the route is proposed to run on prioritized public transport lanes on Francis Crick Avenue, connecting to the existing Busway and enabling services to continue to the station and Cambridge city centre via the Busway.
A new shared-use path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, generally 3 metres wide, would be built alongside the new public transport route.
We are asking for your views on the proposed alternative options to the east of Sawston linking to three potential locations for a new travel hub site near the A11/A1307/A505.