In 2019, we were successful in obtaining designated resources from the government through the Local Growth Fund. Receiving this funding will enable us to deliver some of the cycling and walking schemes within our Local Transport Plan. One of the priority schemes in our Local Transport Plan is the Chester Road cycleway project.  

We've designed this scheme to provide an improved route between the junction with the Centre Park Link and Lower Bridge Street in the town centre. The project will benefit people walking, cycling, using mobility scooters, wheelchairs and will help people travel sustainably, healthily and safely.

Chester Road cycleway plan

Chester Road cycelway

Scheme update

The scheme is nearing completion and most of it is now open for use. However, some minor snagging works are in hand and will be completed by October.

The new scheme consists of a widened path on the western side of Chester Road next to the River Mersey leading up to Brian Bevan Island. After this point, new crossings allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross to the path on Wilderspool Causeway, which leads to the Knutsford Road bridge and the Town Centre. A modified crossing on Wilson Patten Street allows a safer and more direct crossing experience for pedestrians and cyclists. This follows the temporary narrowing which was part of the package of measures in the town centre which was a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The contractor (George Cox & Sons Ltd) have tarmacked this new path and all street furniture, including street signs, bus stops, and seats, were replaced or upgraded. Additionally, the existing old and damaged metal fencing will be repaired. 


Please send any comments on this scheme to, or ring 01925 443322 quoting Chester Road cycleway.