Carers – Have your say on the proposed Cambridge congestion charge

9th November 22

Making Connections 2022 – a Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) consultation on proposals to transform the way people travel in, out and around Greater Cambridge is now open.

The proposed changes which include a congestion charge, could have a big impact on unpaid carers. We want to ensure that you have your voice heard, and can raise concerns and ask questions about what matters to you, your family and your support network.

Therefore, we have planned two consultation sessions with the GCP, specifically for carers.

For further information about the consultation sessions, please email [email protected]

Proposed changes

The proposals include:

  • All vehicles moving in and out of a proposed Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ) would pay a flat daily charge between 7am and 7pm on weekdays. Proposed charge for private cars is £5 a day. The zone would not be fully introduced until 2027/28.
  • The zone charge will cover the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, home to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Royal Papworth Hospital and the Rosie Maternity Hospital.
  • The zone charge aims to improve public spaces in Cambridge, making them more ‘people-centric’.
  • Discounts, exemptions and reimbursements for some, including those on low incomes and blue badge holders.
  • Money generated by the zone would be used to provide better buses and other improvement to the transport network.
  • New bus routes, additional orbital and express services to key sites across the city, and a huge increase in services for villages and towns across the travel to work area.
  • Buses supported by flexible services known as Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) – which you can book and picks you up from near your home.
  • Flat fares to make public transport cheap and accessible for all; with passengers paying £1 to travel in the city and £2 in the travel to work area. Changes proposed for early 2023.

View the Making Connections consultation 2022

Click here to find out more about the changes including details of the proposed Sustainable Travel Zone area, proposed new bus network routes and ways you can have your say.

The consultation closes at midday on 23 December 2022.

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