Making Space for People

Cyclists on Hills Rd

Tell us your views on how to improve Cambridge city centre

We want your feedback on making Cambridge easier to travel around and a more attractive place to spend time.

Over the coming months, we will be putting together a new strategy called ‘Making Space for People’ that will set out how key streets and public spaces can be improved in Cambridge city centre.

Tell us your ideas and comments by adding your thoughts to our issues and opportunities map and completing a short survey by Friday 3 August at 5pm.

What is Making Space for People?

Making Space for People is a strategy that will help guide improvements to public routes and space in the city centre. It aims to put people first and identify opportunities to enhance the public realm and the way people move around the city.

Potential changes could include:

  • Improvements to the way people move around Cambridge city centre on foot, by bicycle and public transport.
  • Enhancements to walkways, cycleways, roads and open spaces.
  • Introducing new uses for public spaces in certain parts of the city centre.

We need your ideas

Share your ideas for changes — big and small — that would help more people to walk and cycle, make our streets easier to move through and reduce pollution.

We want to hear about:

  • Open spaces - how could they be improved and what is important to safeguard?
  • Cycling and walking routes – what new routes would you like to see and how can existing routes be improved?
  • Street improvements - where would you like to see new benches, play areas and other street furniture?
  • Are there opportunities for creating new spaces?

Please contact Cambridge City Council for maintenance matters and Cambridgeshire County Council for highways issues.

What are we doing already?

Making Space for People is being developed in partnership between Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP).

It is part of a wider programme of City Access improvements - improving travel within Cambridge by public transport, cycling and walking, along with tackling congestion and improving air quality and the public realm.

Other projects currently underway include cycle route improvements, looking at establishing a Clean Air Zone and initiatives to tackle traffic congestion.

What happens next?

We appreciate the time taken to contribute to this survey and will read all comments we receive. Whilst we can’t promise to act on every suggestion, they will all be used in understanding which streets and spaces work well and where there is room for improvement’

There will be an opportunity to comment on the next stage of the process over the coming months as well as a public consultation on the draft Making Space for People strategy in early 2019.

For the latest updates and news on the project, view the Making Space for People webpage.

Tell us your views on how to improve Cambridge city centre

We want your feedback on making Cambridge easier to travel around and a more attractive place to spend time.

Over the coming months, we will be putting together a new strategy called ‘Making Space for People’ that will set out how key streets and public spaces can be improved in Cambridge city centre.

Tell us your ideas and comments by adding your thoughts to our issues and opportunities map and completing a short survey by Friday 3 August at 5pm.

What is Making Space for People?

Making Space for People is a strategy that will help guide improvements to public routes and space in the city centre. It aims to put people first and identify opportunities to enhance the public realm and the way people move around the city.

Potential changes could include:

  • Improvements to the way people move around Cambridge city centre on foot, by bicycle and public transport.
  • Enhancements to walkways, cycleways, roads and open spaces.
  • Introducing new uses for public spaces in certain parts of the city centre.

We need your ideas

Share your ideas for changes — big and small — that would help more people to walk and cycle, make our streets easier to move through and reduce pollution.

We want to hear about:

  • Open spaces - how could they be improved and what is important to safeguard?
  • Cycling and walking routes – what new routes would you like to see and how can existing routes be improved?
  • Street improvements - where would you like to see new benches, play areas and other street furniture?
  • Are there opportunities for creating new spaces?

Please contact Cambridge City Council for maintenance matters and Cambridgeshire County Council for highways issues.

What are we doing already?

Making Space for People is being developed in partnership between Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP).

It is part of a wider programme of City Access improvements - improving travel within Cambridge by public transport, cycling and walking, along with tackling congestion and improving air quality and the public realm.

Other projects currently underway include cycle route improvements, looking at establishing a Clean Air Zone and initiatives to tackle traffic congestion.

What happens next?

We appreciate the time taken to contribute to this survey and will read all comments we receive. Whilst we can’t promise to act on every suggestion, they will all be used in understanding which streets and spaces work well and where there is room for improvement’

There will be an opportunity to comment on the next stage of the process over the coming months as well as a public consultation on the draft Making Space for People strategy in early 2019.

For the latest updates and news on the project, view the Making Space for People webpage.