Making Connections 2022 Consultation update

Monday 17 October – midday Friday 23 December

We are now in week seven 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 coming up.

Events

Next week we are out and about talking to people at the following places:

  • Saturday 3 December – 10 – 12am – Assembly Room, Huntingdon Town Hall, PE29 3EJ
  • Tuesday 6 December – 5 – 7pm – West Common Room, Linton Village College, Cambridge Road, Linton, CB21 4JB

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.

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.

Video

Find out why the GCP Executive Board feel that improving bus services is so important, hear them outline the proposals and explain why it is so important that you tell us your views.

Greater Cambridge Partnership board members and Mayor Nik Johnson on Making Connections 2022 – YouTube

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.

Please email us if you have any queries at consultations@greatercambridge.org.uk

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