Reducing car use

Reducing car use

We will work with partners to deliver a range of transport options and design features, which will drive down use of cars and encourage use of other means of getting about:

Bus

We will invest in bus services as a fundamental element of the public transport vision both on site and ensuring connections with the wider area:

  • By creating access for the Guided Bus to run through the site, providing faster links to Huntingdon, St Ives, Cambridge and Peterborough
  • Creating a public transport spine along the centre of the site
  • Working with partners to connect the Guided Bus into other local bus and community transport services

Pedestrian and cycling

Designing walkable neighbourhoods and providing effective and safe pedestrian and cycleways will ensure:

  • At least 70% of homes will be within easy walking distance (400m) of public transport
  • At least 80% of homes will be within 800m of schools and shops
  • Traffic management to include limiting traffic speeds to 30mph/20mph
  • Footpath/cycleway/bridleway connections to link in with existing footpath network

Supporting cycling

A key target will be to reduce the number of car trips and replace them with cycle use. We will do this by:

  • Providing a network of cycleways through the development which will connect to existing cycle routes
  • Cycle-hire availability at key locations
  • Establishing a cycle user group which will feed into the traffic management group
  • A Travel Plan Coordinator to work with businesses in the Enterprise Zone to promote cycling

 A new railway station

An area of land has been set aside for a new train station on the East Coast mainline. We will continue to work with Network Rail to support this rail link to Alconbury Weald.

To find out more about how we plan to drive down demand for car journeys, please see our information factsheet.