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.
Although their detailed final report was published in January 2010, it continues to present practicable solutions to almost all of the barriers and challenges faced by those cycling in the city. Despite the time elapsed since the publication of the report, it continues to be one of the most detailed and expert analyses of the potential for infrastructure improvement in the city centre.
Chester cyclists are encouraged to read this report in order to inform themselves about the potential for Chester’s city centre to be truly cycle friendly.
A copy of the report in PDF format can be accessed by using the link below (15 MB).