Here is a set of ideas to turn the centre of Chester into a cycle friendly zone. As part of the Cycle Demonstration Town project, consultants Steer Davies Gleave were commissioned to produce a cycle masterplan for the city of Chester. The masterplan aims to provide a programme of suggested improvements to the city’s cycling infrastructure in order to establish cycling as the transport mode of choice for Cestrians.
The consultants analysed both the immediate city centre and an area extending out to a one kilometre radius outside the city centre. During their work, the consultants met with the Chester Cycling Campaign on several occasions to enable them to hear about the day to day experience of Chester cyclists. Their detailed final report presents solutions to almost all of the barriers and challenges faced by city cyclists.
Implementing the suggested improvements would be a significant challenge for Cheshire West and Chester Council and its partners, particularly in these times of budgetary restraint. Nevertheless, the report provides a prioritised list of improvements which should be implemented as and when money becomes available.
Chester cyclists may wish to read the report and join the Campaign in pressing for the implementation of key proposals. A copy of the report in PDF format can be accessed by using the link below.