4 December 2020
The Greater Cambridge Partnership is consulting on plans to build a new busway between Waterbeach and Cambridge.
Though we welcome investment in public transport, these particular plans appear ill thought-out. A new segregrated tranport route is a costly option in financial and environmental terms, and the case for building one here hasn't been made clear. Three of the possible routes appear to require the demolition of people's homes (you can sign a petition against this here).
We call for an updated assessment of transport need in the area, taking into account all changes including current and proposed rail and road projects, housing development and changes to ways of working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If a need for increased transport capacity is identified, options for improving existing public transport and active travel links should be considered alongside building a dedicated new route.