Have your say on plans to boost cycling and walking

1 Mar 2021 12:14
Published by: Scott Callan


PEOPLE in Cheshire East are being urged to share their views on the latest proposals to boost cycling and walking in the borough.

The local authority has launched a public consultation on the plans, which aims to make towns “safer, healthier and more welcoming”.

Proposals have been unveiled for five new “active travel projects” across Cheshire East’s towns.

Laura Crane, cabinet member for highways and waste, said: “This consultation is important for shaping the latest active travel schemes in five locations: Crewe, Congleton, Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Tytherington.

“We know that people’s travel behaviour has changed during the lockdown – and Cheshire East Council wants to secure and build on the benefits of more people walking and cycling. This will help make our town centres not only safer and healthier but also more welcoming to shoppers and visitors.

“I would encourage more people to engage with the online consultation and take just a few minutes to share their views on the proposals – particularly the Crewe scheme, which has had relatively few responses so far.

“I would emphasise that all of these proposals are subject to consultation. We will decide which schemes to deliver when we understand the views of local residents and road-users.

“We will continue to work with our town and parish councils, local communities and stakeholders to develop and refine proposals before anything is built.”

The council secured £588,000 of Department for Transport funding in the second phase of active travel grants.

It says the cash will be used, possibly with other match funding, to build schemes that will provide key parts of our longer-term plans for joined-up walking and cycling networks.


The new proposals, subject to consultation, include design options for the following locations in the borough:

? Manchester Road, in Tytherington

? Vernon Way, West Street and Market Street, Crewe

? Black Lane and Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield

? Antrobus Street, West Street and Mill Street, Congleton

? Manchester Road, Chancel Lane, Cliff Road and Styal Road, in Wilmslow/Handforth.

The consultation runs until March 3. To find out more and have your say, visit: https://cheshireeastactivetravel.commonplace.is/


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