South Cambridgeshire has the fastest growing population in the country, but our transport system hasn’t kept pace. The roads have turned into car parks during rush hour, causing long and frustrating commutes to work, school, and home. I support both upgrading the major roads and railways in the constituency, improving public transport such as bus services, and promoting active travel schemes such as cycleways.
We need to keep South Cambridgeshire moving. That is why I am currently working on:
- a number of campaigns around East West Rail, including:
- working with the Department of Transport on releasing the East West Rail business case, so it can be properly and publically scrutinised
- holding the East West Rail company to account for its communications and planning strategy
- ensuring the consultation process for East West Rail is as open and transparent a process as possible
- a new rail station at Cambridge South by Addenbrooke’s, so workers can more easily get to the biomedical hub.
- building the case for new railway stations in Sawston and Harston on existing routes
- using existing infrastructure to reopen the Haverhill to Cambridge railway line
- better management of transport in the area, which currently sees three transport authorities with overlapping and confusing remits
- further upgrades to the A428, including promised works at the Caxton Gibbet junction
- fighting the Cambridge South East Transport Busway, which would destroy Cambridge's greenbelt while having little impact on transport in the area
- engaging with residents on the Cambourne to Cambridge Busway, supporting calls from communities against the route
- sorting out the rail crossing of the A10 at Foxton, one of the worst road-rail crossings in the country
- improving bus services into the villages, particularly those with currently limited or no access
For more detail on many of these campaigns, click the icons to the left (below on mobile). See my latest news here.