Cambridge Eastern Access

Phase 1: Newmarket Road Improvements and Park & Ride public engagement programme kicks off 23 January 2023.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is consulting on the proposed design for walking, cycling and public transport improvements on Newmarket Road and the selection of a preferred site for the relocated Park & Ride.

Newmarket Road provides access into Cambridge from the east, is a popular destination in its own right, accommodates the day-to-day journeys made by local residents and is a high frequency bus route. Newmarket Road suffers from substantial congestion particularly during peak travel times, provides a poor quality environment and unattractive infrastructure for people travelling on foot and by bicycle

The consultation includes proposals for transformational changes to Newmarket Road to provide high-quality footways, crossings, segregated cycle tracks, bus lanes and junction improvements. The proposals include relocating and expanding the Newmarket Road Park & Ride site.

There will be an online event on Wednesday 8 February and two public drop-in events on 15 February and 1 March. You can register for the virtual event here.

To find out more and share your views with us please visit the following website:

GCP Newmarket Road improvements and Park & Ride relocation | Consult Cambridgeshire (

Your feedback will be considered as part of further design and planning work and ongoing engagement with landowners along the route.

This will give communities an opportunity to shape how this will look, aiming to provide better walking and cycling connections.

For more information about the project visit

If you have any queries please email

Have your say on Cambridge Eastern Access before midday on Monday 20 March 2023.