Travelling in Warrington
People coming into the town centre and other shopping districts will have seen that a number of changes were made in the summer to improve safety and accessibility. These included highways improvements, increased support for cyclists and pedestrians, and new safety signage to keep people safe as they move around the town centre.
We have been making changes to our footways and cyclepaths to help ensure residents are able to socially distance while they’re out and about, whether as a pedestrian or cyclist. This includes measures on the roads as well as in parks and on greenway routes.
We also installed measures to reduce through traffic within the town centre, creating a better environment for cyclists and pedestrians coming into and out of the town centre. These measures included the introduction of some one-way roads, changing some routes to prioritise cyclists, and installing temporary signage for traffic to improve safety.
There has been a surge in people walking and cycling during the coronavirus pandemic, and especially during the first lockdown. As a consequence we want to support this positive move towards active travel as it has so many personal benefits in terms of physical and mental health.