Have your say on proposed Frodsham-Helsby cycle route

PEOPLE in Frodsham and Helsby are being invited to have a say on a proposed new cycle route between the two communities.
The route is one of three proposed by Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C) using a £611,800 Government grant to provide attractive alternatives to the car for shorter journeys and to improve public health.
Hartford and Weaverham would also be linked and there would be similar cycle links provided in Northwich.
The Frodsham-Helsby link, partly along the A56 corridor, would also serve Helsby High School
CW&C will be contacting residents and businesses on the routes directly and talking with local groups and other stakeholders. Motorists using the routes will also be encouraged to participate. There is also an online questionnaire: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ProposedNewCycleInfrastructure
The questionnaire asks if the proposed routes will be welcomed and encourages comments on the plans. Current levels of cycling are asked about and if the proposed paths would encourage increased cycling.
Councillor Karen Shore, CW&C deputy leader said: “Cycling saw a huge rise in participation last year. Schemes like these are designed to make cycling safer and encourage more people to consider this as an option for both leisure and commuting.
“We are now asking for help from the local communities living close to these proposed new routes. We want to ensure the schemes meet the requirements for those directly affected before any work starts. We will be talking with local community representatives, there will be information posted to households on the routes and an online questionnaire.
“The newly formed independent Sustainable Transport Taskforce will also be invited to review our plans.”

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