A vital part of reducing our climate impacts is to bring about a major shift in how people travel. This means people walking, cycling and using public transport for as many of their journeys as possible.
North East Cambridge is a 15 minute cycle ride from the city centre. It already has good public transport links and there are many walking, cycling and public transport improvements already planned for this area. The ambition is to build on this by creating a movement network that prioritises walking and cycling over vehicle traffic.
Adding more vehicular movements into the area will be unacceptable in terms of road capacity, as well as air quality and placemaking. Development at North East Cambridge will shift travel away from the private car, at a level not seen in Greater Cambridge before. To achieve this the Area Action Plan encourages the use of sustainable travel modes, as well as limiting car use and parking significantly.
This section contains the following policies: