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Travel plan

Northstowe benefits from a Travel Plan* that seeks to adopt walking, cycling and public transport use to promote a healthier lifestyle and can be viewed from the Planning Archive category of this website. A resident's travel information pack and accompanying walking and cycling map covering the local area can both be downloaded from the bottom of this page.


Did you know the developers of Northstowe are promoting public transport, walking and cycling to new residents by offering subsidised bus taster tickets, walking/cycling equipment vouchers (up to the value of £50) and cycle training taster sessions. You can apply for these benefits during the first week of each month by completing this short form.

Each benefit is only available to the initial home occupiers and is offered at a ratio of one application for each type of benefit per household.

Your Travel Plan Coordinator is Prajina Baisyet. If you have any queries on this matter or need travel advice you can contact Prajina at Prajina.Baisyet@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

*The Northstowe Travel Plan 2017 can be downloaded here




Getting to, from and around Northstowe will be simple and easy. Northstowe has been designed with fully integrated transport choices in mind offering sustainable options that promote healthy living.

The new Cambridge North Railway Station, located just ten minutes from Northstowe, is easily accessed via the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway as well as lots of new bus routes to accommodate increased demand.

The Longstanton Park & Ride serves the town and there will be several stops on a new dedicated bus route along the spine road through Northstowe as well as integrated cycleways. The Guided Busway and its adjoining cycleway connect the town directly to the City of Cambridge and ultimately beyond to the south via transport interchanges in the City, and to the north via the market towns of St Ives and Huntingdon.

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Walking and Cycling in Northstowe

Northstowe will have an emphasis on walking and cycling and promoting a healthy and well balanced lifestyle. A network of safe, pleasant and convenient walking and cycling routes will provide great connectivity into and around the new town offering plenty of choices for everyone.


Not everyone can or wants to walk or cycle, so there will be sufficient provision for car parking amongst the town’s residents and visitors to the town centre provided at a level determined by local planning policy.

Northstowe’s main town centre will also be linked to the upgrade of the A14 by Highways England via a new access road. This will connect Northstowe seamlessly to the existing highway network serving England.

New households are entitled to claim a £50 voucher for walking or cycling equipment, a one-month bus pass and free cycle training for children and adults. New residents can also get involved in a travel plan steering group looking at sustainable transport measures and initiatives for Northstowe.


Useful transport links & downloads

Cambridgeshire County Council : www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Travel 4 Cambridgeshire - www.travelcambs.org.uk

Walkit - www.walkit.com/cities/Cambridge

Camcycle - www.camcycle.org.uk

Sustrans - www.sustrans.org.uk

Traveline East Anglia - www.travelineeastanglia.org.uk

Stagecoach - www.stagecoach.com

National Rail - www.nationalrail.co.uk

Highways England - www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information

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