Walking

Walking keeps us fit and healthy.

It’s free and it can be done anytime – all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes.

Whether you’re walking to work or taking a stroll at lunchtime or for a meeting, the easiest way to plan your route is with ViewRanger. It tells you the number of miles and difficulty levels of each route.

Cycling

Cycling is the quickest way to travel in Cambridge, especially during peak hours. Unlike driving, cycling requires no road tax, MOT, insurance, licensing, breakdown recovery services, or fuel bills. A good bike will last for several years and can be parked anywhere. Best of all, cycling produces zero carbon dioxide emissions.

Did you know?

“Those who switch just one trip per day from car driving to cycling reduce their carbon footprint by about 0.5 tonnes over a year, representing a substantial share of average per capita CO2 emissions.”

Source: Brand, C. (2021) Get on your bike: Active transport makes a significant impact on carbon emissions from the University of Oxford’s Transport Studies Unit. 

Bus

The Cambridge North area is currently serviced by eight bus routes:

The Busway

Busway A runs from St Ives and Cambridge Science Park towards Trumpington and operates every 20 minutes throughout the day, Monday to Saturday, and every 10 minutes at peak commuter travel times.

Busway B runs from Huntington to Cambridge Science Park every 20 minutes until just after 1800, Monday to Saturday, then every 30 minutes throughout the evening.

Busway C operates to coincide with the academic year. It’s suspended during the school summer holidays.

See here for the latest live bus arrival and departure times.

There are bus stops near the entrance to Cambridge Science Park and Cambridge Business Park. Citi 2 stops on Cowley Road adjacent to the Driving Test Centre.

Milton Park and Ride

Buses operate every 15 minutes, Monday to Sunday, during the day and every 20 minutes after 1800. Before 0900, buses stop inside the Cambridge Science Park. After 0900, buses stop on Milton Road.

Bedford service

The 905 bus route was launched by Stagecoach in August 2020. It runs every 30 minutes Monday to Sunday, but Cambridge Science Park and Cambridge Regional College are only served Monday to Friday until 1830.

The return journey between Bedford and Cambridge costs £11.75.

Train

Cambridge North station is located on Cowley Road, serving Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge Business Park, St John’s Innovation Park, and the suburbs and villages north of Cambridge city centre. The station is served by Greater Anglia, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Great Northern services. 

Onward travel from the station is possible via cycle hire from Cambridge Electric Transport for Cambridge Science Park employees. For other employees and visitors to the area, Voi e-scooters are available by the green cycle hub. Citi 2, Busway B and the taxi rank are also available near the station square.

Car Sharing

Save money by splitting your journey with another passenger who works at the same park. If you would like to sign up as an individual, please visit LiftShare and start car sharing today.

Shuttle Service

Cambridge Science Park (CSP) and St John’s Innovation Park (SJIP) operate their own shuttle service for employees.

Morning service
CSP: 0700–1030
SJIP: 0700–1000 

Afternoon and evening service
CSP: 1600–1830
SJIP: 1600–1900 

Please note, due to Covid-19, these services are currently not operating. For more information, please visit CSP or SJIP

Rewards

We encourage cyclists to continue to cycle throughout the year by giving away hi-viz vests, and pannier bag covers. These rewards help change cyclists’ behaviour and motivate them to cycle every day.

Every year people who participate in our annual travel to work survey are entered into a competition to win gift cards of various monetary values. 

And for every national sustainable travel competition we run, we like to reward employees with spot prizes, including gift cards, meal vouchers and edible goodies.