Cheshire West and Chester Council, in partnership with Chester Renaissance, is preparing a new transport strategy for Chester. This important strategy will shape current and future travel developments in and around the city for the years to come.
The objectives of the strategy are to:
- to help realise the One City Plan, the development guide for Chester
- to accommodate housing growth delivered up to 2030
- to reduce traffic around the city centre, particularly on Northgate Street, St. Werburgh Street, and near the Amphitheatre
- to respond to new development including Northgate, the Central Business Quarter, the Theatre, Library and Cinema
- to tie in the various masterplans such as at the Cathedral and Northgate, to transport aspirations for the city
The strategy is divided into 28 different schemes. Each of these contains details of the issues which the proposal is seeking to address, potential impacts, inter-dependencies and key actions, including a suggested delivery time frame.
Having studied the proposals, the Chester Cycling Campaign has been encouraged by the general approach being taken, and we welcome the potential impact of the proposals on increasing the proportion of journeys taken by bike in the city.
Campaign members have considered each of the proposed schemes and submitted a very detailed response to the council in the hope that we may be able to help influence the shape of the final document which will be published in early 2014. Below is a copy of the Campaign’s detailed response.