Cambridge: Campaigners Rally Against Congestion Charge Plans #1

The proposals include:

  • All vehicles moving in and out of a proposed Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ) would pay a flat daily charge between 7am and 7pm on weekdays. Proposed charge for private cars is £5 a day. The zone would not be fully introduced until 2027/28.
  • The zone charge will cover the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, home to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Royal Papworth Hospital and the Rosie Maternity Hospital.
  • The zone charge aims to improve public spaces in Cambridge, making them more ‘people-centric’.
  • Discounts, exemptions and reimbursements for some, including those on low incomes and blue badge holders.
  • Money generated by the zone would be used to provide better buses and other improvement to the transport network.
  • New bus routes, additional orbital and express services to key sites across the city, and a huge increase in services for villages and towns across the travel to work area.
  • Buses supported by flexible services known as Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) – which you can book and picks you up from near your home.
  • Flat fares to make public transport cheap and accessible for all; with passengers paying £1 to travel in the city and £2 in the travel to work area. Changes proposed for early 2023.
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