Council consults on new walking and cycling routes

CHESHIRE West and Chester Council is proposing to improve walking and cycling routes across the borough – including the Frodsham and Helsby areas.
The aim is to enable residents to make everyday trips more sustainable by cycling or walking.
Since the council declared a climate emergency in April, it has been working on how the authority and its residents can live more sustainably, so as to enable the borough to become carbon neutral.
A unique working group with members from across a wide range of cycling and walking organisations has been set up to create the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)
The plan consists of detailed proposals which identify new walking and cycling routes through Chester, Ellesmere Port, Neston, Winsford, Northwich, Frodsham and Helsby.
Residents are invited to take a look at the proposed routes, view example maps and share their views by taking part in a consultation which runs until February 7..
Cllr Karen Shore, deputy leader of the council said: “We are facing a climate emergency and are encouraging our residents to lead more sustainable and healthier lives. As part of our efforts to become carbon neutral, we want residents to feel less reliant on their vehicles to carry out day to day activities across short distances.
“Of course, this wouldn’t be possible without improvements to walking and cycling routes across west Cheshire so that people can make these trips easier. The council is ambitious about improving and increasing the walking and cycling routes across the towns in our borough, improve access to jobs and services and, in doing so, to increase the health and wellbeing of our residents. We would encourage you to take part in this consultation and share your views on our proposals.”
The LCWIP was set up after the Government published a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in 2017.
Take a look at the plans and take part in the consultation by visiting http://cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/cycling-walking-consultation

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