Let's make streets in Cambridge more vibrant and attractive for kids to walk and bike to school!
In 2018, we asked Cambridge parents as part of the Safe Ways to School survey how they would like their children to get to school each day.
More than 70 per cent said they would love for their child to bike, scooter or walk. But, only if it was safe.
The following year, we asking Cambridge residents through the Cambridge Town Concept Plan Refresh what they wanted to see for the future of their town. Improving walking and cycling infrastructure was highlighted as a top priority.
Now we're working with the community to make this a reality.
From Monday 15 February, we'll start trialing temporary changes on several streets in Cambridge to create a route for kids - and all of us - to safely and easily walk, bike and scooter to school and around town.
Some of these include painted dots on the road, improvements to busy intersections, new pedestrian crossings and a pop-up cycleway. Check out the illustrated map here for more details.
Anything we try is TEMPORARY so we can see which changes are effective and which aren't in making our streets better spaces for people. If a change works, great! If it doesn't, we'll adjust it or take it away.
HAVE YOUR SAY
Three weeks after the changes have been installed, we will be seeking your feedback on whether they are working or not.
A link will be made available on this website for you to share your thoughts or you can collect a hardcopy survey from our Cambridge office at 23 Wilson Street from mid-March.
Together, we can make our streets for people!
We will be carrying out this project in a staged approach.
Stage One (15 February to 19 February) - The temporary treatments around Cambridge Middle School will be implemented. These include changes such as the improved crossing points on Clare and Grey streets and speed cushions at each intersection on Bryce Street.
Stage Two (22 February to 5 March) - The temporary treatments around Cambridge High School followed by Cambridge East School will be implemented. These include changes such as the intersection and crossing point improvements on Williams Street and the intersection improvements on Grosvenor Street.
Stage Three (7 March to 12 March) - The remaining temporary treatments around the Cambridge Primary School will be implemented. These include changes such as the dual cycleway, the one way street on Duke Street and the relocation of the kea crossing.
These dates are estimates and may vary depending on the weather. We will let you know if there are any significant delays to the roll out of this project.