Downing Street 2020

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
Cyclists in Cambridge turning on to Downing Street

The survey has now closed.

As part of The Greater Cambridge Partnership's aim to improve access to the city centre, we are proposing some changes to the Downing Street/St Andrew's Street junction.

The improvements are aimed at making the junction safer and easier to use for those travelling by bike and on foot.


Detailed below are the plans for Downing Street:

  • The removal of the island between the carriageway and contra-flow cycle lane. It's removal will improve access for cyclists. particularly those with cargo bikes and trailers who currently have to go around the island due to the restrictive width.
  • Widening of the footway on the south side of the junction.
  • Changes to the phasing of the traffic signals.
  • Additional push button units on the Downing Street pedestrian crossing.
  • 'No loading signs' and markings on Downing Street to enable enforcement of no stopping in the mandatory contra-flow system.

Attached in the document section of this consultation page is a detailed drawing of the suggested improvements to the junction.

Once the consultation has closed, we will consider all the responses and either make changes, further engage with respondents or continue with our proposals



The survey has now closed.

As part of The Greater Cambridge Partnership's aim to improve access to the city centre, we are proposing some changes to the Downing Street/St Andrew's Street junction.

The improvements are aimed at making the junction safer and easier to use for those travelling by bike and on foot.


Detailed below are the plans for Downing Street:

  • The removal of the island between the carriageway and contra-flow cycle lane. It's removal will improve access for cyclists. particularly those with cargo bikes and trailers who currently have to go around the island due to the restrictive width.
  • Widening of the footway on the south side of the junction.
  • Changes to the phasing of the traffic signals.
  • Additional push button units on the Downing Street pedestrian crossing.
  • 'No loading signs' and markings on Downing Street to enable enforcement of no stopping in the mandatory contra-flow system.

Attached in the document section of this consultation page is a detailed drawing of the suggested improvements to the junction.

Once the consultation has closed, we will consider all the responses and either make changes, further engage with respondents or continue with our proposals



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you to everyone who has responded. The responses will now be analysed, and a report will be drafted to inform the next phase of the project.

    We welcome any feedback regarding the proposed updates to the Downing Street junction. 

    We welcome any feedback regarding the proposed updates to the Downing Street junction. 

    Take Survey
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link