Creating a world-class experience for all who visit, live and work in Cambridge, a global city

Cambridge is a global city at an important time in its development - seeking to balance the fast-growing business sector, its place as a prime visitor destination and its role as a great seat of education and learning. Its challenges include moving people in and around the city, managing air quality and ensuring it remains a great place to live and work for all. Cambridge BID plays a key role in responding to these challenges.

Our business support work gives you a strong voice in key consultations on topics such as transport and access. Our closer working relationship with Visit Cambridge and Beyond will provide a more co-ordinated visitor experience including more digital content, making navigation of the city easier, contributing to moving people around the city to increase dwell time and ensure visitors enjoy all Cambridge has to offer.

Our promotion of alternative transport options supports the City's aims to improve air quality and our events programme will bring together businesses and residents as one community as we animate the city's public spaces such as Market Square and in the station area.

The City has benefited from significant investment over the past five years with the redevelopment of the area around the railway station and the Triangle area for Cambridge University Press, the growth of the Biomedical Campus, the new West Cambridge and Eddington sites, new investment at The Grafton, the current New Museums Site in the city centre being developed by the University of Cambridge, the new Science Centre at Anglia Ruskin University and the University Arms on Parkers Piece - all examples of growth across, business, academia, residential and retail in the city.

Our second term will see the BID area grow connecting the key gateway of the station area to the historic centre, bringing the business community together to deliver projects that will allow us to attract new talent and new businesses to the city. Thus achieving our vision of 'Creating a world-class experience for all who visit, live and work in Cambridge, a global city.'


“The City Council is backing the BID’s second plan for Cambridge because it will benefit local businesses, and benefit residents and visitors too. The BID partnership has already achieved so much in a short time for our ‘city of considerable magic’, working with so many organisations including ourselves, and continuing the BID will achieve even more, and benefit us all.”
— Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council