Bus rapid transit plans

Quoted from Cambridge News on 20 January 2016

"A Cambridge transport system with bus lanes down the middle of the city's major roads has the 'wow factor' to succeed, say campaigners – and has been backed by bosses in charge of the £500 million City Deal.

The 'Streetcar We Desire' project, spearheaded by Coton parish councillors Helen Bradbury and Dr Gabriel Fox, is a radical interpretation of the bus-based system likely to be implemented by the City Deal.

Their fresh vision, though, relies on the concept of 'bus rapid transit' – with buses able to travel in both directions on 'centre lane expressways' along Cambridge's major radial routes like Histon Road, Madingley Road and Milton Road.

Dr Fox told Friday's City Deal board meeting that transport schemes needed to have a "wow factor" to be successful".
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