Focusing on cycling and walking

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Cheshire West and Chester Council launched its 'Walk. Ride. Thrive.' campaign to encourage more people to enjoy a summer of active travel.

The borough has seen a dramatic fall in traffic volume and air pollution during the coronavirus pandemic, with walking and cycling playing an increasingly important role in people's lives. Continuing to use these active modes of transport will also support the ambition to be a carbon neutral borough.

Thanks to your contributions the Council has now secured £161,000 from the Department for Transport to help keep people walking and cycling in a safe way during our recovery from

Cheshire West and Chester Council launched its 'Walk. Ride. Thrive.' campaign to encourage more people to enjoy a summer of active travel.

The borough has seen a dramatic fall in traffic volume and air pollution during the coronavirus pandemic, with walking and cycling playing an increasingly important role in people's lives. Continuing to use these active modes of transport will also support the ambition to be a carbon neutral borough.

Thanks to your contributions the Council has now secured £161,000 from the Department for Transport to help keep people walking and cycling in a safe way during our recovery from the coronavirus crisis. This will help deliver initial improvements within the next 4-8 weeks at the following locations across Cheshire West and Chester:

  • A483 Grosvenor Bridge, Chester
  • A51 Boughton Corridor (Sandy Lane Gyratory to the Barrs Gyratory), Chester
  • A5116 Liverpool Road Corridor (Dale Camp to Countess Way), Chester
  • A54 Corridor (Woodford Lane to Wharton Roundabout), Winsford
  • Roads 1 and 2 Winsford Industrial Estate
  • Dingle Lane / Weaver Street, Winsford.

In July and August, cycle skills lessons are also being provided for adults who live across the borough. We will also be monitoring pedestrian and cycle flows to ensure that our activities are making a positive contribution, informing wider future initiatives.

The Council will be seeking to secure the more significant second phase of funding over the coming weeks to support more permanent cycling and walking infrastructure in the borough. Future schemes will again be guided by your ideas and suggestions.

Please continue to share your views on what improvements you would like to see in your community to encourage more people to walk and cycle. Visit this page for updates.

We want your views on:

  • What challenges you face when walking and cycling in your local area
  • How we could improve things quickly.

Share your ideas with us on our interactive mapping tool. Alternatively, you can send us your suggestions privately via our online survey.

Whilst we will not be able to satisfy all requests, we will update you on how projects are progressing through this page.

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