Cestrians have until Thursday, February 13th, to respond to Cheshire West and Chester Council’s (CWAC) draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). The plan includes detailed proposals for new walking and cycling routes through Chester, Ellesmere Port, Neston, Winsford, Northwich, Frodsham and Helsby. The routes were devised through a collaborative process involving a working group with members drawn from a wide range of cycling and walking organisations, including the Chester Cycling Campaign.
Campaign member Stephen Perry said: “Chester Cycling Campaign is delighted that CWAC has taken the initiative to prepare a LCWIP and we very much appreciate the engagement of a number of our members in the project team. Based on our local knowledge and experience, we have provided input to identify potential infrastructure improvements to encourage cycling for all level of competence, including those with mobility challenges.”
Councils are preparing LCWIPs in response to the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy published by the Government in 2017. The Plans are often regarded as an essential basis for applying for future Government funding.
Local cyclists and walkers are invited to check out the proposed routes, view example maps and share their views on the council’s LCWIP consultation website before the February 13th deadline:
Once the public consultation has been concluded, a final version of the plan will be prepared for presentation to the Council for approval in the spring.