This is your chance to tell us what you think about how we can make it easier to get on your bike and go.
Councillor Jill Houlbrook, Chairman of the Cycling Working Group said “There has been considerable investment in our local cycling network over the last ten years. Chester was successful in gaining Cycle Demonstration Town status between 2008 and 2011 and this led to an overall increase in the number of people cycling in the Borough.
“The challenge for the future is to improve local links to the cycle network and consider how to extend the success and lessons learnt from the Cycle Demonstration Town project to the rest of the Borough.”
Continued Councillor Houlbrook: “We are keen to encourage more people to cycle to work, to school and for fun and hope to be able to promote cycling as part of our tourism agenda.
“Also we are keen to develop awareness campaigns to highlight the health benefits of cycling and encourage more people to take advantage of cycle training schemes.”
The consultation exercise runs until Friday July13th and a questionnaire has also been prepared for residents to complete and is available on our Council’s website and can be filled in online at www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/cyclingconsultation
Copies of the questionnaire are available by calling our Council’s Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 7036 and can be found in Libraries and Information Centres.
A series of meetings have also been set up to meet with various interest groups and potential partners so that Councillors can have information from a wide spectrum of people and organisations.