The Council is seeking funding from the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement Fund to deliver a programme of local active travel infrastructure improvements.
These improvements include six cycle route enhancements which have the potential to connect the cycling and walking network across Runcorn.
These routes are:
- Silver Jubilee Bridge to Shopping City
- Runcorn East Station Access
- Chester Road (A56) to Daresbury Park
- Halton Brow, Main Street and Norton Lane
- Bridge Street to Windmill Hill Avenue North
- Leiria Way Connectivity Upgrades/Cycle Loop
It is hoped that new and improved cycling routes will encourage residents and visitors to make more sustainable travel choices and help to improve the health and wellbeing of those who live and work in Halton.
Cyclists and pedestrians would benefit from safer, better-connected routes within Halton and to the town centre.
The cycling routes would encourage and enable more people to get out of their cars, reducing the number of short car journeys made, which would, in turn, improve air quality and the health and wellbeing of the local community.
Increased provision of safer cycle routes would provide opportunity for individuals who may find themselves in transport poverty, because of lower incomes and rising living costs.
These cycle route enhancement proposals are in the outline design stage and are subject to further traffic studies to inform their feasibility.
The Halton Active Travel cycle route enhancement consultation is an opportunity to shape what the cycle route enhancements will look like in and around Halton.
This consultation is being facilitated by Mott McDonald on behalf of the Council and will run until Monday 30th October 2023.
This is the first phase of delivery for the Halton Local Cycling Walking and Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP).
There are currently a number of proposed schemes which include sustainable routes in Widnes, this next phase is due to be developed in the forthcoming months in time for the next round of available funding.
How to provide your feedback:
You can submit your feedback via the online feedback survey available on the engagement platform at: https://tinyurl.com/Haltoncycle. Here you can view all the route maps, cycle enhancements and provide your feedback via the online feedback survey.
In addition, public events have been arranged where details of the proposed routes will be on display and where members of the public will be able to talk to the team about the schemes. The events take place on:
Tuesday 10 October 2023, 12noon – 6pm – The Studio, The Brindley
Saturday 14 October 2023 10am – 2:30pm – Runcorn Shopping City
For more information contact:
Phone: +44 113 394 6735
Post: PO Box 317, Runcorn, WA7 9BZ