A new road classification for Cambridge: Consultation 2022

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Consultation on a new road classification for Cambridge

We are consulting on a new road classification for Cambridge that would change the categorisation of roads in the city, and we want to hear your views to help shape it.

A new road classification for the city gives us an opportunity to make a major change to the way that traffic and people use roads and streets to move around the city. Space on the roads could be freed up for more frequent and reliable public transport. It could also create a safer and more attractive environment for people walking, cycling or using other methods of active travel.

There are six proposed classifications of road. Different means of transport, whether motorised or active, would have different degrees of access to these. You are invited to give your views on the overall approach and the proposed classifications.


For full details, please see the Road Classification brochure, which you can download from the Documents section either on the right-hand side of this page or below the survey, depending on the type of device you are using. You can also access it directly: Brochure - A new road classification for Cambridge

In the brochure you will find sections on traffic displacement, city centre bus routes, pedestrian and cycling priority, taxis, city centre deliveries, vehicle and user exemptions, and road safety. You are invited to comment on our proposals for these.

The brochure contains maps and diagrams as well as descriptions of possible approaches. If you would like a hard copy of the brochure, or to have it in large-print, Braille, audio-tape or in another language, please telephone 01223 699906 or email consultations@greatercambridge.org.uk .

There is also an FAQ section on the right-hand side of the page / below the survey (depending on what device you are using).

Please see below for ways to give us your views.

The closing date is midday on Monday 18 July 2022.


What happens next?

A new road classification for Cambridge would take several years to put in place and it would need to be brought in through a number of stages.

The feedback from this consultation will be passed to the GCP Executive Board and then Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Committee, which will decide on the next steps to be taken.

Have your say / get in touch

We look forward to hearing from you.

Consultation on a new road classification for Cambridge

We are consulting on a new road classification for Cambridge that would change the categorisation of roads in the city, and we want to hear your views to help shape it.

A new road classification for the city gives us an opportunity to make a major change to the way that traffic and people use roads and streets to move around the city. Space on the roads could be freed up for more frequent and reliable public transport. It could also create a safer and more attractive environment for people walking, cycling or using other methods of active travel.

There are six proposed classifications of road. Different means of transport, whether motorised or active, would have different degrees of access to these. You are invited to give your views on the overall approach and the proposed classifications.


For full details, please see the Road Classification brochure, which you can download from the Documents section either on the right-hand side of this page or below the survey, depending on the type of device you are using. You can also access it directly: Brochure - A new road classification for Cambridge

In the brochure you will find sections on traffic displacement, city centre bus routes, pedestrian and cycling priority, taxis, city centre deliveries, vehicle and user exemptions, and road safety. You are invited to comment on our proposals for these.

The brochure contains maps and diagrams as well as descriptions of possible approaches. If you would like a hard copy of the brochure, or to have it in large-print, Braille, audio-tape or in another language, please telephone 01223 699906 or email consultations@greatercambridge.org.uk .

There is also an FAQ section on the right-hand side of the page / below the survey (depending on what device you are using).

Please see below for ways to give us your views.

The closing date is midday on Monday 18 July 2022.


What happens next?

A new road classification for Cambridge would take several years to put in place and it would need to be brought in through a number of stages.

The feedback from this consultation will be passed to the GCP Executive Board and then Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Committee, which will decide on the next steps to be taken.

Have your say / get in touch

We look forward to hearing from you.

Page last updated: 10 Jun 2022, 12:05 PM