Have your say on improving commute from Huntingdonshire into Cambridge

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Thousands of people from Huntingdonshire who travel to work in Cambridge every day are being given the chance to have their say on improving their journey.

Traffic statistics taken from the 2011 census show that more than 51,000 workers travel into Cambridge each day, including 4,716 people who commute from Huntingdonshire.

Greater Cambridge City Deal - a partnership working to secure further economic growth - is seeking feedback on its proposals to ease gridlock in Cambridge and improve peak-time journeys for thousands of people travelling in and out of the city.

Tackling congestion in the city, together with wider investment in public transport, Park & Ride, cycling and walking, aims to give commuters greater choice in how they travel, with more options and quicker services for those who choose to travel by rail, bus, bike or on foot.

More than 237,000 postcards are being distributed to market towns in Cambridgeshire and bordering counties to encourage people to have their say on the eight-point plan, and how it will affect them – wherever they live.

Councillor Lewis Herbert, leader of Cambridge City Council and chairman of the City Deal executive board, said: “Thousands of people travel into Cambridge to work, study or enjoy the city. They contribute to the economy and help make it the unique city that it is.

“Many either choose or have no option but to live outside Cambridge and to travel by car and we want to give people more choice in how they commute by making it nicer, quicker and even cheaper to travel using other means of transport. Congestion is a major barrier to this, which is why plans to reduce it are bold ones.”

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The aim of the package is to reduce and maintain lower traffic levels and make it easier for city residents and commuters to travel in, out and around Cambridge now and in years to come. It forms part of a wider strategy to ensure people can continue to commute easily between home, work or study, as more people and businesses move to the area.

To have your say:

Look out for the City Deal postcards distributed with newspapers, visit www.gccitydeal.co.uk/congestion and complete the survey online, e-mail city.deal@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or search for gccitydeal on Facebook and Twitter.