As part of the council’s Active Travel Fund bid, a number of schemes were proposed within the town centre to encourage walking and cycling.
These aim to:
- Maintain vehicle access into the town centre
- Reduce the amount of through traffic (which increases traffic flow and vehicle speed) to create a more friendly environment for all users
- Encourage walking and cycling within the town centre
It is hoped that these measures will be the first step towards a more extensive improvement scheme within the town centre. Examples of where such schemes have been successfully provided are Frodsham Street in Chester and Fishergate in Preston.
Temporary measures were put in place in summer 2020 and have been regularly monitored. A public consultation was undertaken in December 2020 and the feedback is provided in the consultation report.