READERS now have a further week to respond to proposals that could deliver £500million transport improvements across Cambridgeshire in exchange for a possible congestion-charging regime in the centre of Cambridge. The head of the Cambridgeshire Transport

READERS now have a further week to respond to proposals that could deliver £500million transport improvements across Cambridgeshire in exchange for a possible congestion-charging regime in the centre of Cambridge.

The head of the Cambridgeshire Transport Commission has extended the deadline to hear views on transport and congestion issues in and around Cambridge by one week after receiving a large number of responses from the public - and the internet-based response system losing some responses..

The commission's call for evidence about transport issues in and around Cambridge has generated more than 3,500 visitors to the commission's website so far and more than 600 responses.

Sir Brian Briscoe, chairman of the commission, said: "We are dealing with an issue that is obviously very important to people in Cambridgeshire and I have decided to extend the survey by one week as responses are still flooding in.

"The views of the public are key in identifying the issues we need to be looking at more closely. I'm sure the report we have published on the first three weeks of responses will stimulate further debate. At this stage nothing has been ruled in or out and I am very much looking forward to the hearings that are ahead of us."

INFORMATION: The Transport Commission will be holding a number of public hearings between now and May and details are available on the Commission's website www.cambstransportcommission.co.uk. People wishing to give their views can do so by logging on to the Commission's website, emailing info@cambstransportcommission.co.uk, or by writing to Sir Brian Briscoe at: Cambridgeshire Transport Commission, ET1041, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP. The survey will now close on Friday March 13.