The Greater Cambridge Greenways project aims to create a walking, cycling and equestrian travel network that will link local villages and Cambridge. The Wildlife Trust is supportive of the principle of creating enhanced opportunities for safe cycling and walking routes through the Greenways programme. Tackling climate change and the loss and damage to natural habitats are two of the most pressing issues for society to address.
However, we believe these recent proposals will have impacts on the natural environment and on local habitats and species.
The project has proposed two alternative options for access via the south of Trumpington Meadows nature reserve near Hauxton: option A: by a proposed new bridge over the river Cam and option B: along an existing shared path. Closer to the city in the north east, the Greenway project has suggested two more alternative options: A: via a newly created path cutting through the wildflower meadows and B: along the existing path towards the Trumpington Park & Ride. Details of these can be seen online.