Following extensive consultation with residents and stakeholders, planning applications have been submitted for a new cycle and active travel connection from the new development at Waterbeach, over the A10 and connecting to the Science Park, local villages and onward connections across the City.
Urban&Civic has been working with Cambridgeshire County Council, local partners and local communities on plans that will see these routes upgraded to enable greater use by cyclists – along with those using wheelchairs and pushchairs – while still retaining a grass route for equestrians and others to use.
The route has also been designed to integrate with the environment along this historic route, working around trees and hedgerows where possible while still achieving the widths required to accommodate the full range of users; and being delivered in a way that protects the historic route of the Roman Road.
The route will not only connect safely to the major and growing employment centre of the Cambridge Science Park, but also to employment and learning at Cambridge Regional College. It will transform the options available for cyclists and pedestrians into the national cycle and other networks and, when the Waterbeach Greenway route is delivered, it will provide a circular cycle loop between Waterbeach and the City.