Transport projects and consultations
Histon Road is a bus priority scheme, which could also provide needed walking and cycling improvements. Histon Road is one of the main roads into the city and is often congested in peak times. We aim to improve the bus, cycle and walking infrastructure in the area, to make these travel options more attractive and reduce congestion. To do this, we would look to create bus lanes, bus priority signals and possibly close some roads.
A number of workshops were arranged to help develop the detailed plans for the Histon Road Scheme. These have now finished. Parts 1 and 2 of the Stakeholder Workshop Report are now available:
- Histon Road Stakeholder Workshop Report (Part 1) + Appendix (PDF, 8.9MB)
- Histon Road Stakeholder Workshop Report (Part 2) + Appendix (PDF, 14.5MB)
The papers below were presented to the Executive Board on 9 June 2016. You can view the papers and decisions from the meeting here:
- Histon Road Consultation Report( PDF 8.4 MB)
- Interim Options Report (PDF, 44 KB)
- Tidal flow bus lane assessment (PDF, 116KB)
- Tidal flow bus lane review (PDF, 318KB)
- Executive Board Decisions
To view and download all of the consultation responses, including all emails, letters and comments on both Histon Road and Milton Road schemes, please click here.
An initial full public consultation ran from 14 December 2015 to 15 February 2016. The initial ideas put forward in the consultation included two options:
• 'Do Maximum' would achieve the best possible transport improvements.
• 'Do Something' would have less impact on the street scene but also less improvement for transport.
Histon Road/Huntingdon Road/Victoria Road Junction Improvements
• Motorised vehicles will no longer have access to Victoria Road
• Local buses from Histon Road and cycles can enter
• Banning the right-turn into Histon Road from Victoria Road except for local buses and cycles
• Traffic will still be able to reach Huntingdon Road from Victoria Road
• This will provide more green light time for Histon Road traffic to reduce delays, particularly for buses
Gilbert Road/Warwick Road Junction Improvements
• Banning the right turn into Warwick Road to reduce traffic delays
• Improvements to the traffic signals to better accommodate buses and cyclists
• Improved facilities for cycling
• Improving the surround street scene
The cross section shows a model layout of how the whole road width could be divided between cars, buses, cycles and pedestrians on Histon Road.
An initial budget of around £4m has been identified for this project but at this stage it is difficult to assess the likely cost. Further details will be provided as the project develops and preferred improvements are identified. The funding for this scheme will come from the City Deal transport programme and developer contributions.
The following documents are available as background to the development of the project:
- Histon Road Tree Survey (PDF, 2.53MB)
- Histon Road modelling summary note. (PDF, 480KB)
- Histon Road parking survey report. (PDF, 4.74MB)
- Transport and road research laboratory report. (PDF, 2.49MB)
Further background information on bus priority measures is available:
- Assessment for Major bus related schemes (PDF, 623KB)
- Priority to buses as part of traffic management (PDF, 1.09MB)
- Buses, devolution and the growth agenda- a guide to investment in bus infrastructure (PDF, 1.18MB)
- Bus priority measures (PDF, 988KB)
If you have any questions, thoughts or ideas, please get in contact with us: