Greenprint for a sustainable City.
The accessibility of the proposed Cambridge Light Rail stops to residential / commercial areas in Cambridge is illustrated by the adjacent map. The percentage area of the City that is accessible on foot and by cycle to Light Rail stops is summarised in the table below. The map shows an accessible and attractive public transport alternative that could be transformative for inner city traffic, as more people decide to walk or cycle to their nearest stop and, instead of driving their car, take the Cambridge Light Rail network to their destination of choice.
Download Cambridge Connect’s ‘Greenprint for a Sustainable City’ as a pdf.
|Distance to stop (m)||Walk time to stop (mins)||Cycle time to stop (mins)||City area accessible (%)|
Included in the above calculations are the built-up areas of Cambridge City, Girton, Histon, Milton and Fulbourn. Non-urbanised land on the periphery of the Cambridge City yet within the City boundary was not included in the accessibility calculations to provide a more realistic assessment of how close the stops are to residential, commercial and employment areas. The northern villages close to the A14 were included in accessibility calculations because of their proximity, their important commuter role, and because of the traffic they generate for the A14 and along principal arterial routes into Cambridge, particularly on Histon and Milton Roads.