Chester now has another one-way road where two way cycling is permitted like in Northgate Street. The Garden Lane contra-flow works were completed in February 2013, allowing cyclists to cycle against the flow of motor traffic from Canal Street to Bouverie Street. Signs are in place warning motorists of contra-flow cycle traffic, without the use of a full length painted cycle lane.
A new island has been created at the Canal Street end of Garden Lane to facilitate the entry of cyclists into the contra-flow section. See photos. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
This new contra-flow will be welcomed by cyclists heading towards the university from the city centre. However, it will still be necessary to use Bouverie Street when heading towards the city centre, as there is no contra-flow in the lower part of Garden Lane.
Contraflow Signage at Entry From Bouverie Street