Transport solutions need to be multimodal and well-integrated to be most successful (see, for example, the multimodal integrated approach in Nice and in Nottingham). While Cambridge Connect places emphasis on Light Rail as an important element to be considered in the mix, this needs to be connected to different modes of transport that are suited to different needs. It is also important to recognise that private vehicles are likely to remain a dominant choice for many for a long time to come.
While this probably won’t include space shuttles, other forms of transport that form part of the multimodal mix include heavy rail, buses, coaches, cycles and walking. Enabling tools include transport links such as ‘Orbitals’, hubs such as Park & Ride and Park & Bike facilities, and cycleways such as the Chisholm Trail. Cambridge Connect neither has the time nor resources to address each and every one in detail, although our proposals attempt to take them as fully into consideration as possible when developing the Cambridge Light Rail Phases that are our primary focus. We are keen to work with other groups whose main focus lies with other modes of transport, in particular to develop further how best they can integrate and work well together.