Tag: Active Travel

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She’s got a ticket to ride – celebrate Women’s Day by e-scooting for FREE

Women in Cambridge can hop aboard an e-scooter and take a free ride this month, as the Combined Authority’s partner Voi marks International Women’s Day by giving first-time female riders a taste of the get-up-and-go scooting provides.  Voi is offering new women riders 15 minutes of free riding on Voi e-scooters or e-bikes from 5 […]

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Praise for Cambs as active travel champ Chris Boardman backs ‘Winter Wheelers’

Olympic gold medallist turned England’s active travel Commissioner, Chris Boardman, has praised the work that Cambridgeshire & Peterborough is doing to improve life on the road for anyone choosing to leave their car at home. And the cycling legend backed the Combined Authority’s Winter Wheelers campaign as he joined Mayor Dr Nik Johnson for a […]

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Combined Authority votes £££s for safer A10 crossing at Ely

In a vote for people’s safety, the Mayor and members of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board have approved over half a million pounds to help make the A10/A142 safer for cyclists, walkers and riders at the BP Roundabout near Ely. The Combined Authority’s own Transport & Infrastructure Committee had recommended the Board approve £550k […]

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Mayor backs Fenland campaign for connectivity between Guyhirn and March

Following a meeting with Fenland Parent Power, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson, gave support to the group’s campaign for a safe cycling, walking and mobility route connecting Guyhirn to March. Parent leaders from Fenland Parent Power met the Mayor, Dr Nik Johnson, and representatives from Cambridgeshire County Council to discuss their campaign […]

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Peterborough public asked to comment on planned new Thorpe Cycleway  

Peterborough City Council is inviting locals to have their say on a new cycleway along Thorpe Wood and a section of Thorpe Road which aims to encourage active travel between Bretton and Longthorpe.   Funded with around £3 million from the Combined Authority’s successful bid to Active Travel England – the Government’s body to promote and […]

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Agile use of ‘active travel’ money gives March next steps

Walkers and cyclists in March will benefit from smart footwork by the Combined Authority’s transport committee which this week gave wholehearted backing to using underspend on one stage of a project to move forward the next. Members of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee noted progress on March Area Transport Study – MATS – and unanimously […]

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Cambridge celebrates the benefits of Voi shared e-scooters three years on

Over 800,000 car journeys have been taken off Cambridge’s roads thanks to the availability of shared e-scooters and e-bikes, delivered by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. The figure has been revealed by operating company Voi as the shared e-scooter and e-bike scheme celebrates its third anniversary operating in the city. Since the e-scooter and e-bike trial […]

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Name for Peterborough’s planned footbridge chosen following public feedback

Plans for a new pedestrian bridge in Peterborough linking the Embankment with Fletton Quays gain shape following a public engagement which has resulted in an official name for the structure being chosen. Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has put in £3.4million with £2million ringfenced for the project also pledged by the Government’s Towns Fund – […]

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Next Stop Summer! Combined Authority and the National Trust launch green tourism campaign

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is collaborating with the National Trust to encourage more people to use buses to visit the region’s many great tourist and leisure spots this summer while most journeys are just £2. To mark the beginning of the campaign, Mayor Nik Johnson travelled by bus today from Huntingdon Bus Station […]

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Active Travel England visits Cambridgeshire & Peterborough  

Enthusiastic work by the Combined Authority and its partners to boost walking, wheeling and cycling in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area has been rewarded with a visit by the Government’s dedicated active travel team.   Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson hosted the fact-finding visit by Active Travel England’s CEO, Danny Williams and his […]

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Active Travel wows Transport Committee with Living Streets and Love to Ride

Meeting in national Better Transport Week, the Combined Authority’s transport committee put its weight behind getting more active travel on the streets of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Chaired by Deputy Mayor Cllr Anna Smith, the Combined Authority’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee today unanimously voted to recommend that the Board of the Combined Authority approves the drawdown […]

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The Six District Challenge – Completed!

On Monday 12th June 2023, Mayor Nik Johnson took part in the Six District Challenge, which involved getting around each of the six districts in Cambridgeshire, within 24 hours, using only public transport and active travel routes. With no prior plan on which routes to take, the Challenge was a unique opportunity to celebrate the […]

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Mayor hosts roundtable as accessibility champions provide transport advice

A good turnout of accessibility champions joined the Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough this week at a roundtable to help shape the Combined Authority’s work for inclusive transport that matches the needs and aspirations of people of every age and ability. In the run-up to Better Transport Week, of which the Combined Authority is a […]

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Better Transport: Mayor takes on the Six District Challenge

Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority will be supporting Better Transport Week by taking on his own Six District Challenge on Monday 12th June, 2023. The Six District Challenge involves getting around each of the six districts in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, within 24 hours, using only public transport and active travel […]

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E-scooters return outside the city as Cambridge clocks up 2 million rides on Voi e-scooters and e-bikes

People outside Cambridge City will be able to benefit from eScooters as they are now available in Impington, Histon, Girton and Milton The news comes as Cambridge hits the milestone of two million trips on e-scooters in the city over the last three years. Since the e-scooter trial was launched in partnership with Voi in […]

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Combined Authority ‘smashes it’ to scoop active travel mi££ions

In good news for people keen to use their cars less, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has walked away with some £4 million after the Combined Authority’s latest pitch for the region won big with the Government’s active travel experts.  The Combined Authority, bidding in tight collaboration with its partners Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, […]

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Green Nene: Have your say on walking and wheeling bridge

Peterborough residents and visitors are being invited by Peterborough City Council to share their views on the proposed walking and wheeling bridge across the river at Fletton Quays. The active travel crossing over the Nene will be for non-motor vehicles. It will offer a safer and greener alternative to the busy main road for pedestrians, […]

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Safety for active travellers at BP Roundabout discussed by Combined Authority

Safety for pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders, and active travellers of all types was front and centre today when the Combined Authority board unanimously approved using £100k to investigate road crossing issues at the BP Roundabout at Ely. Cambridgeshire County Council Highways’ department is requesting funding for the purpose of appointing and managing a consultant to […]

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Combined Authority on its toes if active travel funding bid succeeds

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will hit the ground running if Active Travel England – ATE – invests in the walking, cycling, and wheeling proposals contained in the Combined Authority’s current bid for central government funding. In a unanimous vote, the Combined Authority Board approved the drawdown of funds to ensure the Combined Authority can move fast […]

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Combined Authority scoops high Government rating for ‘strong local leadership’ and ‘clear plans’ in active travel 

Of the local authorities outside London, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has scored among the highest for its ‘strong local leadership’ and ‘clear plans’ to make walking, wheeling and cycling attractive travel options within the region. In this first ever review by the Department for Transport’s agency, Active Travel England, the Combined Authority was one of 30 […]

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There’s still time to have your say on bike share options for market towns

There is one week left for you to take our short survey to ensure that you have your say on bike share options for market towns. Bike hire schemes can take many forms, from the on-street self-service options seen in Cambridge city centre to bike libraries offering longer term loans. The survey looks to understand […]

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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough in the running for Active Travel millions

The Government, through Active Travel England, has announced £200m in local authority capital funding for active travel schemes. The pencil figure for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is almost £3 million, covering a period of 12 months. Closing date for bids is 24th February so the Combined Authority and its active travel delivery partners Cambridgeshire […]

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People power gathers pace as Combined Authority seeks ‘active travel’ lead

Plans to step up the pace on creating opportunity for ‘people-powered’ travel across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire gathered fresh momentum as the Combined Authority launched a major recruitment campaign for the ‘active travel’ lead within its transport team. This role will provide expert technical know-how and support for the soon-to-be-appointed Active Travel Advocate, the transport team, […]

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Combined Authority wins Government funding for cycling and walking plans

In a great kickstart to the new year, a bid for active travel funding from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has been successful, the Government announced today. Funding of £822,920 for technical expertise to help and inspire more people get walking or cycling short distances has been awarded to the Combined Authority and its delivery partners Cambridgeshire County Council […]

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Fengate on safer and healthier route as active travel gets green light

In a move set to speed up the delivery of better and safer facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, members of the Combined Authority Board today voted to release over £550k to push through active travel projects within Peterborough’s Fengate development scheme. After an update on the progress of Fengate Phase 1 Full Business Case, members […]

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Combined Authority to hit ground running if active travel bid wins through

Members of the Board today voted to hit the ground running if the Combined Authority pitch for active travel funding from the Government is successful. The Board approved the release of funding for walking and cycling infrastructure, subject to the Combined Authority’s bid being approved by Active Travel England, an executive agency for the Department […]

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Cyclists and walkers to benefit as Combined Authority ramps up March revamp

The Combined Authority Board today approved the release of over half a million pounds to complete the March Area Transport Study Full Business Case – and Members also put another half-million towards active travel in the Fenland market town. In a vote to keep up the pace of the March revamp, Members agreed to release […]

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Peterborough gets two awards of funding for Active Travel

Members of the Combined Authority Board today approved the drawdown of £635,000 of Active Travel Capital Funding Grant allocated by the Department for Transport for two schemes in Peterborough. There is £625,000 for Thorpe Wood Cycleway and £10,000 for School Streets.  Thorpe Wood Cycleway and School Streets both seek to encourage active travel by providing […]

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Jump start to get active travel on the road in Peterborough’s Jct 3

The Board of the Combined Authority has voted to bring forward funding of two key active travel projects on one of Peterborough’s busiest strategic roads by approving the drawdown of £518,988. In the A1260 Junction 32/3 scheme, the Combined Authority and Peterborough City Council have been considering opportunities to accelerate delivery as the project is […]

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Fenland cyclists and walkers see fresh regeneration at Whittlesea Station

In the latest benefit from regeneration of the Fenland stations, a new wayfinding pillar has been installed to help people move around Whittlesea station and get to and from Whittlesey town centre more easily.  A map of the station, directions, and a plan promoting the various walking and cycling routes around the historic market town […]

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Keep pedalling! E-scooter trial extension recommended for Cambridge and Peterborough

Voi e-scooters have been recommended for approval by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Transport and Infrastructure Committee (14th March) to keep operating in Cambridge until November 30th, at its Board meeting (30th March). The scheme was expected to come to an end in March 2022, however, the Department for Transport (DfT) has requested commissioning authorities to […]

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Voi e-bikes back on the streets of Peterborough

Relaunched with 40 e-bikes available to rent and continuing as a 24 hour, 7-day week service Upgraded e-bike security features and staff on the ground monitoring the service closely The scheme saved an estimated 3  tonnes of C02 and helped people get around town with 10,000 rides Voi is giving away 50% off Daily Passes […]

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Voi places ‘golden ticket’ scooters to support inclusive cycling charity, Cycling Projects this Christmas

Voi launches golden ticket Christmas campaign in Cambridge to support Cycling Projects charity, encouraging active travel for all. The campaign will also be launched in 8 other towns and cities across the UK where Voi operates. Users encouraged to seek out ‘golden wrapped’ e-scooters to automatically unlock a donation. Voi employees to offer voluntary services […]

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Great leap forward for walking and cycling as Combined Authority Board signs over long-awaited Government cash

Following the Combined Authority’s successful bid for half a million pounds in Government funding for ‘active travel’, today’s meeting of the Combined Authority Board unanimously approved release of the grant to Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council. Chairing the Board, the Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson, asked members to release the […]

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Electric bike ride held to highlight landmark heating retrofit scheme ahead of COP26

An electric bike ride from Cambridge to Swaffham Prior to highlight a landmark retrofit scheme has taken place to mark the global climate change conference, COP26. The event organised by Cambridgeshire County Council and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority saw riders saddle up in Cambridge yesterday (Thursday) before heading off to Swaffham Prior, nine […]

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Extension to e-bike and e-scooter trials reinforce mayor’s active travel commitment.

Plans to extend electric scooter (e-scooter) and electric bike (e-bike) trials across Cambridge and Peterborough received the green light from members from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority board today (29 September). Recommendations to extend the ongoing e-scooter trial in Cambridge until March 2022, to continue learnings received approval, as did recommendations to expand the e-bike […]

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Mayor shares his delight and commitment to Active Travel after positive meeting with Department for Transport

After a successful meeting with the Transport Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris, the Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson, has reaffirmed his commitment to delivering effective Active Travel schemes in the region and including them within the development of the new Local Transport and Connectivity Plan to be released next year. It is important to […]

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Revamped Local Transport Plan to consider improvement to digital infrastructure

A bold plan to bring together Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s transport and digital infrastructure, to provide for better connectivity in a clean and green refresh of the Local Transport Plan, has been approved. Making explicit the Combined Authority’s commitment to deliver truly integrated connectivity to all communities with a drive towards a net zero carbon future, […]

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22,889 journeys across two cities in 222 days, but where should we go next?

22,889 journeys across two cities in 222 days, but where should we go next? That’s the question being asked at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority after a paper to consider the next steps for the use of electric bikes (e-bikes) within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, was discussed at a meeting of the transport committee yesterday (8 […]

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Mayoral Update on Active Travel Funding

Statement by Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough   Following the announcement on Friday 30th July that stated further assurances were required from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority in relation to Active Travel schemes supported by government funding, I wrote to the Minister for Transport Chris Heaton-Harris expressing my support and commitment to active travel measures across the entire Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region.   I also […]

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Combined Authority statement on Funding for Active Travel

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority and the Mayor were made aware of the letter from the Department for Transport about cycling and walking funding on Friday 30th July. We are fundamentally committed to cycling and walking, particularly in relation to the Mayor’s key principles of compassion, cooperation and community, and the huge benefits of […]

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Listen Now: Sustainable travel in March on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Combined Authority investment to encourage cycling and walking in the Fenland market town of March took centre stage on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s mid-Morning show today when Mayor James Palmer joined presenter Amir Suleman to discuss plans for greener, safer travel. Listen in:

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Progress for transport upgrades for ARU Peterborough on Fengate

Fengate Phase 2 University Access Moves Forward for ARU Peterborough Plans to get ARU Peterborough up and running came closer today when the Transport and Infrastructure committee of the Combined Authority approved the Strategic Outline Business Case – SOBC – for Fengate Phase 2 University Access. Members were given a summary of the outcome of […]

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£60K confirmed for walkers and cyclists in March

Walkers and cyclists in March to benefit from £60k as delivery of  Quick Wins gathers pace It’s hoped that more people will take to active travel with today’s Transport & Infrastructure Committee recommending that Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority draw down £60k to help make walking and cycling around March easier, safer and more enjoyable. […]

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to launch Electric bikes in Cambridge and Peterborough from January

From early January onwards, people in Cambridge and Peterborough city centres will be able to publicly hire electric bikes as they are rolled out by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority in collaboration with Voi Technology, the U.K.’s leading micro-mobility operator.   From the 12th of January 2021, the public will be able to enjoy greener and healthier journeys on e-bikes, while remaining […]

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority work with Voi to provide 24/7 free scooter rides to NHS staff and Emergency Service workers

All NHS staff and Emergency Service workers can now make Voi scooter journeys in Cambridge, free of charge, 24/7 hours a day during the period of new national restrictions, set to be in place until 2nd December 2020. The Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, is also expanding the e-scooter operational zone in Cambridge to […]

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough become first region in the country to roll out electric bikes and e-scooters to the public

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, is to become the first region in the country to roll out e-bikes and e-scooters to the public, offering the potential for  fast, clean and inexpensive travel that can help to ease congestion on the roads and transport networks, reduce pollution and allow for social distancing. European […]

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Mayor James Palmer calls on government to release funding for radical cycling upgrades

Mayor James Palmer, said: “My absolute priority is to enable people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to get back to work and their lives as quickly and safely as possible. “One thing that is so important to get right is transport. We are supporting businesses in creating plans for phased working times to reduce the amount […]

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New events announced for public to have say on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s transport future

Three new consultation events have been announced for members of the public to have their say on the future of the area’s transport network to 2050.   The new events form part of the ongoing consultation for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s developing Local Transport Plan (LTP) and will take place in September in Buckden […]

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