What options have we considered?
Cambridge Futures Phase 2 tested a number of transport options to represent
the Structure Plan policies, (the Base Case), plus additional measures to
represent the main instruments of transport policy, namely:
- non-motorised modes (cycling and walking)
- public transport (extending the proposed rapid transit system)
- highways (an orbital road), and
- demand management (congestion charging).
Each of these distinct options was tested separately to clearly demonstrate
its effects. A combination of the options was also tested. A report has been
published to describe the study and its findings, along with a video. A public
exhibition has been held at a number of venues in and around Cambridge
summarising the study with a questionnaire survey to find out public
preferences. A final seminar is planned for February 2004 to announce the
results of the public consultation.
A range of options was originally considered but
the number that could be tested was limited by the resources available to the
study. Options were not tested if they would have either:
- been difficult to for this study to test, (e.g., high occupancy vehicle
lanes, human transporter, and reducing the need to travel), or
- if they are generally thought to be less effective forms of the options
tested. For example, workplace charging levy is a type of demand management
but would not demonstrate the effects of demand management as clearly as
See the results
You can see the results of the study in a number of formats:
You can see a Summary of the Study online this is
based on the text and graphics used in the roving exhibition.
Printed Report download an order form for the report
Video download an order form for the video/DVD.