Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 168086
Respondent: Alan Everitt
1C ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT FACILITIES
Access to High Quality Public Transport refers to travel to Cambridge city which really understates where residents will need to travel to. It falls short of delivering a mandate for connection of public transport to rail, business parks, biomedical centres, retail parks and places that people would otherwise use their cars.
Dependence on this expected shift to public transport is to risk that St Neots Road can carry car traffic if anticipated shift does not materialise. For a town of 3500 homes, TRICS rates would suggest traffic numbers pro rata with Cambourne, likely 30,000 vehicles in and out per day, around 2000 vehicles departing per morning peak. As traffic heading east is 77% I anticipate with no connection to A428 will more double traffic heading down St Neots Road, Hardwick - and this is without traffic from developments in St Neots and Cambourne West. To offer retrospective fixes if monitoring shows roads are inadequate means further long periods of misery while A428 connections are built.
Experience of Cambourne shows task ahead. For proof that Public transport even within site is not solution, evidence full carpark that serves Morrisons, Medical centre, Library and other retail outlets.