New proposals from the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) include a bridge over the A505 to create an active travel route between Cambridge and Royston.
The bridge forms part of proposals for the Melbourn Greenway active travel scheme.
The greenway would start in Trumpington with walking and cycling links to villages to the southwest, including Harston and Foxton, before arriving in Melbourn.
The proposed bridge would allow people to continue on journeys to Royston.
Thomas Fitzpatrick, GCP programme manager, said: “We have carried out a thorough review of all our projects to ensure that they are achieving value for money and maximising the benefits they will bring to the area.
“The A505 bridge proposal, if agreed, would provide a significant boost to walking and cycling journeys between Royston and Cambridge.”
A GCP spokesperson said the body has ‘identified funds’ to deliver the bridge.
The proposals are included in a paper to the Joint Assembly which meets on September 7.
Cllr Susan Van de Ven said: “I’m absolutely delighted to see the GCP recommendation to complete the Melbourn Greenway’s missing link to Royston, with a much-needed bridge over the A505.
“People have been actively making the case for the bridge since 2013, when the vision for a Cambridge-Royston active travel corridor crystalized.
“The A10 corridor is a natural environment for cycling for everyday transport, and Royston is a natural part of the community – for housing, jobs, rail services and primary care.
“Over the past 10 years the A10 cycle network has evolved from Cambridge as far as Melbourn, allowing a clean, cheap and healthy means of transport for those who can access it.
“But the A505 stands as a barrier, as those who live on either side of it know all too well. Many steps still lie ahead, but this is a really positive step. The local case has been heard and is being acted upon.”
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