Following public engagement on extending and enhancing Babraham Road Park & Ride in September 2020, a planning application has been submitted for review by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The new proposals include 159 new car parking spaces on top of the already existing 1458 spaces, hoping to reduce traffic in the city, a new footpath from the Park & Ride to the A1307, and a landscaping scheme that supports biodiversity.

The Park & Ride site is nearby to the new Cambridge Biomedical Campus and is used by both staff and visitors, meaning often the site reached full capacity, leaving people no choice but to head into the city to park elsewhere.

Growth in the science and technology sectors create the demand for such schemes, as well as improving public infrastructure and transport links, including for cyclists and pedestrians.

The project aims to support this growth as well as the recovery from the pandemic, with the scheme forming part of the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s vision to secure sustainable economic growth and improve the quality of life for the people of Cambridge and the surrounding areas.

If approved, construction would follow on from the Babraham Road cycleway improvement works, with the earliest possible start for the expansion scheme being the winter.

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