First-Class Public Transport Needed


A totally transformed public transport service is the only way to tackle Cambridge's growing congestion problem, according to Leader of the City Lib Dem Opposition Group, Cllr Tim Bick.

Recent figures revealed that traffic in the city has increased by 10% over the last 6 years, leading to increased calls for ambitious, blue-sky thinking to relieve the crisis.

Cllr Tim Bick said: "I don't know of any first-rate public transport system in the world that works without ongoing public subsidy.

"It's about time City Deal leaders stopped ducking the big decisions and opened up a full debate on all available fund raising options.

"Bold solutions, including peak-hour congestion charging, must be put on the table if we are to find a way to achieve better buses, reduced congestion, and improve air quality."

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