FAQ's

Have some questions?

When will the project be rolled out?

We will start rolling out the Streets for People project from Monday 15, February. Check out the timeline on the homepage.

How long will the temporary changes be in place?

The changes will be in place for three months until June. After this time, any successful changes will be left in place and the rest removed. 

What if I don’t like the changes?

Not everyone will.  That’s why it’s important for us to test out a range of different options so the community has a chance to tell us what works and what doesn’t.  Anything we try is temporary and be easily removed if necessary.  

Once the changes have been in place for three weeks, you’ll be able to let us know what you think. 

Depending on feedback, we’ll know whether the changes we are trialling are working or if some need adjustment. 

Why have these streets been selected?

The streets that have been selected create a network that links four Cambridge schools and will service many residents too. We hope it will become a safer passage for kids to get to school on their bikes, scooters or on foot, and for residents to get to town.

When and how can I have my say on this project?

Once the changes have been in place for three weeks, we'll be seeking feedback from you to find out whether they are working or not. At that time, a link will be available on this website and hardcopy surveys at the front counter of our Cambridge office for you to share your thoughts.

Will Council make changes to the project once the changes are in place?

Yes, depending on feedback, we will make changes to some of the treatments if they aren’t working as expected. We hope this project will be an iterative process where we work closely with the community to create better streets for everyone.

What if a change is dangerous?

If you believe a change we have made is dangerous, please give us a call on 07 823 3800 and let us know. We will address any of these issues immediately if they arise. 

What about other streets in Cambridge?

Once the measures are in place, we’ll be able to see which are effective and which aren’t in making our streets better spaces for all road users. Once we know this, we can then look to implement any successful changes in other parts of Cambridge where they may be needed.

What about other parts of the district?

Streets for People is a pilot project which will allow us to see which measures are most effective in creating safe and easy to use routes for kids to get to school. Once we can see which changes are successful, Council may look to implement these in other locations across the district.