Transport Strategy Travels to Histon and Impington

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Residents’ views are being sought on a new draft transport strategy to improve transport in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire till 2031.

The Transport Strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire has been drafted to ensure the transport network can cope with the planned 44,000 new jobs and 33,000 new homes, which are included in Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council Local Plans. There are 25 new homes planned for Histon and Impington.

The overall aim of the strategy is to provide a public transport network of bus, guided bus and rail services, alongside comprehensive cycling and pedestrian routes.

For Histon and Impington, the strategy aspires to create a walking and cycling network which will make it easier for people to get around the area, especially for young people who attend local village colleges. It also includes plans to construct direct, segregated cycle and pedestrian routes to north Cambridge, as well as linking to public transport, such as the Busway and the proposed Cambridge Science Park station and interch

ange.

For buses,

there are plans to improve reliability by prioritising bus routes through Histon Road and creating orbital links between Histon Road and Madingley Road, through the new developments in north west Cambridge. This will make it much easier for people to use the bus to get from the north of the city to the south by bus. The strategy also supports plans by the Highways Agency to widen the A14 between Girton and Histon, which is planned to be completed by April 2015.

Residents can find out more about the s
Detailed information and an online survey are also available on their websitetrategy by attending the exhibition at Histon and Impington Recreation Ground on 05 September from 2.30pm – 7.30pm.