Transport to support growth

To secure future economic growth and quality of life, Greater Cambridge has to grow physically, while allowing easy movement between major employment and residential areas.

The City Deal will invest in enhancing transport infrastructure that makes it easier for people to travel between places of work, home or study using sustainable modes of transport, reduce congestion and support our city region's connectivity with regional and national transport networks.

Our transport vision

The City Deal will make it easier to travel in, out and around Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire by public transport, cycle or on foot, and reduce and maintain lower traffic levels to ease congestion.

Supporting the Transport Strategy

The projects to be delivered as part of tranche 1 of the City Deal, support the Transport Strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire (TSCSC). This in turn supports planned housing and employment growth outlined in the Local Plans.

They also complement other schemes underway to improve major road and rail links across the wider Cambridgeshire region.

Tranche 1 schemes

The City Deal is a long-term plan split into three tranches, based on Government funding available over a 15-year period. The initial £100 million investment agreed up to 2019, will enable us to deliver a number of tranche 1 transport projects designed to:

  • Bring vital improvements to key routes into the city.
  • Connect existing and new residential and employment areas with high quality public transport networks, including new orbital bus routes around Cambridge.
  • Provide more sustainable ways for people to travel between their homes and places of work, through a comprehensive network of pedestrian and cycle routes.

The tranche 1 City Deal projects have prioritised schemes that can be delivered quickly and provide immediate benefits to residents and commuters in Greater Cambridge.

Subject to independent assessment of the economic growth achieved through this first tranche of activity, we will apply for further funding for 2020-2024 to deliver tranche 2.