Imagine your job was to choose a public transport route between Cambourne and Cambridge that delivers a better bus service than currently exists.
Imagine you had three options to choose from:
- A cheap option (£12million)
- An effective but affordable option (£18million)
- An expensive option (£94million) that takes two minutes off the travel time but terminates in the wrong place.
Which one would you choose?
This is not an imaginary question. This is the question currently facing the board of the Greater Cambridge Partnership (formerly the City Deal). This is the nub of our campaign. The three options are explained in more detail here.
We are supportive of the City Deal’s vision for better bus journeys between Cambourne and Cambridge, but believe that the proposed Park+Ride on Madingley Hill and the favoured off-road busway route through the Green Belt will not fit with the overall transport network needed by the Greater Cambridge are.
Sign our petition to stop the off-road busway and demand better alternatives.
The City Deal’s current plan is too expensive, too environmentally destructive, lacks accessibility and flexibility. There are better, more credible alternatives.