Since the 2013 launch of the A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign, the creation of a safe cycle and pedestrian link connecting Royston with Melbourn has been a major priority. There is a considerable amount of work and leisure travel along this relatively short stretch of road. For example, people like to get out and about socially, and in addition Royston and Melbourn are local employment centres. In the absence of a safe off-road link, many of those who would prefer to travel by bicycle, on foot, or by mobility scooter, are instead forced to drive. Traffic congestion and a lack of workplace parking has become a big problem in both Royston and Melbourn.
As the desired cycle and footpath traverses the Cambridgeshire-Hertfordshire boundary, funding is a little complicated. However, with Royston included in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), reflecting the natural economic zone of Royston and the Melbourn-Harston-Cambridge A10 corridor, a funding framework exists to realise what would be a transformative sustainable transport link.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough LEP has formally indicated its support for our proposed and fully-costed Royston-Melbourn link, based on a collaborative funding approach. Our job now is to consolidate and develop on that already existing public-private partnership.
Here’s our work in progress:
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We’ve had crowdfunding campaigns in the past. Many have donated to help this project along. Read some of their reasons on the crowdfunding page here.