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New transport strategy will enhance active travel across Cambridgeshire

A new strategy to enhance walking and cycling routes across Cambridgeshire is set to be adopted.

Cambridgeshire’s Active Travel Strategy will be voted on by members of the county council’s Highways and Transport Committee at its meeting on 7 March.

The strategy has been put together through input from stakeholders, including local authority officers and campaign and interest groups, with changes made after focussed stakeholder engagement and public consultation which received hundreds of responses.

The four key themes which have emerged from the process – and which are embedded in the strategy – are the four E’s: Embrace, Enhance, Expand and Encourage.

The aim is to make active travel the ‘go to’ option for local journeys which will not only improve people’s health as well as provide another travel option for people not able to travel by car, but will also help the council reach its ambitious target of the county becoming carbon net zero by 2045.

Moreover, the strategy will help the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority deliver its Local Transport Plan for the county.

The combined authority, supported by the county council, has recently been successful in securing funding from Active Travel England which will help create an Active Travel Centre of Excellence in Cambridgeshire. This will play a significant role in growing active travel across the county.

For the full article visit Cambridgeshire County Council’s News webpage.

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