KQ3..Urban Case study 2-(part 2): Congestion management in Cambridgeshire

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What is Cambridge Futures?
It is an independent, not-for-profit group consisting of academics, business leaders, politicians, and professionals, working together.
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What has Cambridge Futures Phase 2 examined?
A number of options for the city to combat congestion (following 9 questions)
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1. Reduce the need to travel.
This uses new technologies to encourage "virtual mobility"
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2. Improve public transport
Extending park and rides, extolling the guided bus, and perhaps building trams, light rail and a possible underground metro.
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3. Promote and improve cycling and walking
Make Cambridge more cycle-friendly, plus further pedestrianization
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4. Road pricing (i.e.congestion charging)
Charging people who drive into Cambridge during peak times=this encourages people to use public transport, thus reducing congestion
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5.) Improve the highways
Widening trunk roads and building new local roads/ orbital route
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6.) Promote human transporters
Human scale mobility using new technology (e.g. segways)
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7.) Build tunnels for buses ect.
Dig underneath Cambridge to reduce pressure on the road network
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8.) Develop high-occupancy vehicle lanes
Promoting shared use of vehicles through priority lanes SO less cars travel into Cambridge= reducing congestion
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9.) Do the minimum
This would mean to continue existing policies
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What is Cambridge doing now to manage congestion?
Introduced the guided busway, encouraging cycling, park &ride and promoted the idea of car-share
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What does The Guided Busway link?
It links Cambridge with St. Ives, Huntingdon, and Northstowe (a proposed new village).
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How many journeys a day does the busway make?
11,500 (estimated)
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Is there any evidence that it has decreased congestion?
The scheme has caused a direct reduction in traffic on the busy parallel A14 road of 6%
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When was Cambridge awarded National Cycling Town Status?
In 2008-contributed £7.2million to be spent on cycling improvements in Cambridge and its surrounding villages.
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What does the new Cycle Cambridge Programme include?
New Cycle routes, improvements to existing cycling facilities, additional cycle parking (e.g. at the railway) and cycling events and promotions
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How does the Park&Ride help reduce pollution?
Over 4 million commuters, shoppers and visitors a year beat the queues into the heart of the city
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What about parking?
Customers can park for free in one of the 4500 spaces available across five sites
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What is 'camshare.com'?
It is an initiaative betweet Cambridge County Council and the Travel for Work Partnership
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How would camshare reduce congestion?
Well if everyone got a lift rather than driving alone on just 1 day a week the number ocars would reduce by 20%=REDUCING CONGESTION
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What has Cambridge Futures Phase 2 examined?

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1. Reduce the need to travel.

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2. Improve public transport

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