The Milton Road Alliance is a group of residents and stakeholders coming together to put forward a better plan for the Greater Cambridge Partnership's (GCP, formerly City Deal) Milton Road scheme. The organisations involved include the Milton Road Residents Association, the Hurst Park Estate Residents Association, and Camcycle.

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Looking for background information? Our newsletter article ``Will Milton Road Set the Standard?'' (updated July 2017) is the best introduction to the concepts and overall vision behind 'Do Optimum' and how it fits into the bigger picture of regional transport.

Recent / Upcoming Events

26th July: thank you to all who showed up to support us or ask a question at the Executive Board hearing. Later there will be excerpts and next steps, once the video is posted, please check back in a few days.

We are also continuing to maintain our petition to show support for the avenue of trees and verges protecting people walking and cycling.

19th July: video from the Joint Assembly (mainly parts 2-4) has now been posted, selected excerpts are available here, and that material may be useful for discussion with councillors, officers or other interested parties.

18th July: video from the Milton Road briefing session has now been posted, selected excerpts are available here

12th July: GCP Officers have released a new proposal that reinstates protected two-way cycling to school -- they have listened and responded -- but the intrusive bus lanes remain even on the quietest, most residential, narrowest stretch of Milton Road, cutting severely into the verge and in some cases outright eliminating it.

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Here are some ideas for questions that you are welcome to consider using for your own question if you would like:

You may also contact your local city and county councillors and let them know that you support trees and verges protecting people walking and cycling as shown in the original 'Do Optimum' plan!

10th July: The papers for the upcoming GCP Joint Assembly have been published with the full Milton Road report under its corresponding agenda item. The 'Final Concept' plan from the officers has many changes compared to 13th June presentation and we will be reviewing them over the course of this week.

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1st July: we had a great day at the Market Square gathering petition signatures and talking about Do-Optimum.
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17th June: we had a lovely afternoon at the Chesterton Fair talking with local residents about Do-Optimum for Milton Road and the latest plans from the GCP.
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13th June Local Liaison Forum: Full Video, Selected Excerpts and Presentation Slides PDF

The GCP presented a modified plan that strips out much of the protected cycle lanes in favour of more bus lanes, and squeezes the grass verges to the bare minimum.

Would you let your children cycle here?

We believe that the GCP needs to address these priorities in particular:

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The 'Do Optimum' plan for Milton Road

Cross Section

Then see the final 'Do Optimum' alternative design plans as a single document with explanations included [PDF]. Features include:

The Milton Road Local Liaison Forum (LLF) resolutions were voted through in December 2016 and will be presented to the GCP Joint Assembly and Executive Board on the 19th and 26th of July 2017. We encourage everyone to attend both to show support for the plan.

Other news: ``Will Milton Road Set the Standard?'' article has been published, explaining the Milton Road 'Do Optimum' plan and how it fits into the GCP's larger transport strategy for the region.

Individual diagrams in the 'Do Optimum' plan may be viewed at a larger scale by clicking on the thumbnails below:

Section 2A: Gilbert Road Junction
Section 2B: Elizabeth Way Roundabout
Section 3A: Arbury Road Junction
Section 3B: Near Downham's Lane
Section 4A: Near Woodhead Drive / Kendal Way
4B roundabout
Section 4B: King's Hedges Road Junction idea 1: Roundabout
4B signal
Section 4B: King's Hedges Road Junction idea 2: Traffic signal
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