Council cycling strategy aims to double bike journeys
Cheshire East Council’s new cycling strategy aims to achieve a ‘step change’ in the take up of cycling – doubling the number of people cycling in the borough in 10 years.
The strategy plans to “enable more people to cycle safely, more often and with confidence for everyday and leisure journeys’.
Improvements to the planning and design of the borough’s streets, communities and green spaces is also planned, to encourage more people to use their bikes.
The plan will deliver a cycle-friendly network of key routes (PDF, 1.7MB) aimed at connecting people and places to jobs, skills, schools services and leisure opportunities.
Councillor David Brown, deputy leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “This is fantastic news. In adopting this strategy there is a real opportunity to capitalise on increased public awareness and interest in cycling following Cheshire East’s hugely successful hosting of stage three of the Tour of Britain last September.
“The council’s cycling strategy demonstrates how we intend to deliver a high-quality cycle network so that people of all abilities will be able to travel safely around the borough by bike – and help put cycling on the map in Cheshire East.
“Cycling has so many well-recognised benefits – not just for individuals’ health, wellbeing and pockets, but also our wider communities, environment and businesses.”
You can read the cycle strategy in full and an executive summary on the Cheshire East Council website.