The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) and Cambridgeshire County Council agreed to split the cost of the shortfall from the removal of the parking charge, with the GCP contributing £530,000 for an initial three year period. This arrangement will be reviewed after three years.
A key aim of the GCP, working within the Combined Authority’s strategic transport strategy, is to make travelling by sustainable means – public transport, cycling or walking – in and around Cambridge an attractive option for more people, helping to reduce congestion and improve air quality.
There have been a number of improvements made at the sites in recent months to make it easier for people to access the bus services. Some of which include:
100 new cycle lockers have been installed to enable cyclists to securely store their bikes and hop on the bus to travel into the city, and further lockers will be installed in the coming months.
There is also no longer a need to queue at a machine for a travel ticket, as passengers can buy all their tickets from the bus driver - as all buses now accept contactless payments as well as cash.