Phase 5 of the Cambridge Core Traffic Scheme

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Kevin Steinhardt

Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

Please could you inform me with an update to the contents of Phase 5 of the Cambridge Core Traffic Scheme? Are the reversal of the southern part of Tennis Court Road, partial two-wayification of Downing Street and installation of a part-time bus gate at the eastern end of Downing Street now "off-the-table"—or does the County still intent to proceed with these measures?

Yours faithfully,
Kevin Steinhardt

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Steinhardt

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 744214

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Dear Mr Steinhardt,

Thank you for your request asking for an update to the contents of Phase 5
of the Cambridge Core Traffic Scheme. Specifically asking whether the
reversal of the southern part of Tennis Court Road, partial
two-wayification of Downing Street and installation of a part-time bus
gate at the eastern end of Downing Street are now "off-the-table"? Or
whether we still intend on proceeding with these measures?

Your request was received on 30 June 2010.

The following response has been provided by Highways and Access Service.

The proposals listed for Tennis Court Road and Downing St were not Stage 5
of the Core Traffic Scheme, but were included as part of the [1]Stage 4
consultation.

In summary, the answer to the question is they are not "on the table" at
present.

There were some serious concerns from officers over the possible impact
and subsequently the [2]Cambridge Area Joint Committee (2005) deferred
considering these measures further until the effects of the St Andrew's
St/Emmanuel St/Drummer St measures were known. In effect, this abandoned
the measures, as progressing them would now require a full consultation
process to be undertaken from scratch (see minutes attached, page 7,
point 59 re Downing St).

There have been no suggestions that this should be revisited. The AJC may
have wanted to look again at this however, it is not within their remit to
set work programmes, so any request by the AJC is not binding and would be
dependent on funding being available. No funding is currently available
to revisit this issue.

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