Cambridgeshire gets £9.2m transport boost

A £9.2m boost for transport in Cambridgeshire is to to focus on areas with large employers and new housing.

A route between Alconbury and Cambridge, and from Ely to Cambridge, have been earmarked for projects by the county council.

It hopes £5m from the government, which has unlocked a further £4.2m set aside by the council, will reduce congestion and help grow the economy.

All areas of the county will benefit from improved travel information.

The council said public transport, rail, guided bus links and cycle routes would be improved in the key areas to the east and north of Cambridge.

Workplaces could also be provided with showers, lockers and "travel planning advice" to encourage employees to cycle to work.

The funding will be spent between 2012 and 2015.

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