Understanding the needs of cyclists and pedestrians

Cheshire West and Chester Council has 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.

The government recently announced a package of funding to help keep people walking and cycling in a safe way during our recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Initiatives the council are considering include things like:

  • widening pavements
  • one way streets
  • removing through traffic on certain roads
  • adding extra cycle lanes
  • removing street clutter at pinch points.

They are hoping for short-term changes to be implemented over the next 4-8 weeks, as well as looking at medium-long-term changes across the borough to improve our walking and cycling infrastructure.

Cheshire West & Chester Council 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.

Follow this link to the Cheshire West and Chester Council website where you can pin your ideas to an interactive map. If you prefer to give your ideas privately, you can complete a short survey.