Cheshire West and Chester – Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan Consultation

Background

The Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2017 has the ambition to make walking and cycling the natural choice for shorter journeys.

There is recognition that realising this ambition will need sustained investment in cycling and walking infrastructure.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has declared a climate emergency and wishes to improve the cycling and walking routes across the borough to encourage residents to make more day to day short trips on cycle or on foot

To make this easier for residents, the Council has worked with partners to produce a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for the borough, which consists of proposals for potential new walking and cycling routes.

The plan supports the Council’s ambitions to increase levels of walking and cycling in West Cheshire, improve access to jobs and services and, in doing so, to increase the health and wellbeing of our residents.

What we are consulting on

The Council has set out long-term priorities for improvements to infrastructure along cycling and walking routes in key urban areas of the borough and would like your views on these priorities, as well as any additional suggestions you have for improvements across Cheshire West.

How to take part

Details about our proposals and an online questionnaire can be found using the link below –

http://inside.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/get_involved/consultations/local_cycling_and_walking_infrastructure_plan_consultation

Other ways to take part

Comments can also be emailed and paper copies of the survey can be requested via the following methods:

·         Email: 

·         Write to: LCWIP Consultation, Planning and Strategic Transport, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE

How your views will be used

What you tell us will be used to inform the development of these proposals. Following the end of the consultation period (consultation closes on 13th February 2020) the Council will consider all feedback and make any amendments thought necessary and incorporate them into the final Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan which will be finalised and approved by the Council in Spring 2020.

Other ways of accessing information

Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British sign language (BSL) interpreter:

·         Email: 

·         Telephone: 0300 123 8123

·         Textphone: 18001 01606 275 757