A consultation on proposals to improve active travel in Wilmslow, Macclesfield and three other locations in Cheshire East will close on Wednesday 3rd March.
Cheshire East Council is urging residents and businesses to comment on the schemes to improve walking and cycling provision as part of initiatives to make towns in the borough safer and healthier in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as support environmental goals for the region.
Cllr Laura Crane, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for highways and waste, said:
This consultation is important for shaping the latest active travel schemes in five locations: Crewe, Congleton, Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Tytherington.
“We know that people’s travel behaviour has changed during the lockdown – and Cheshire East Council wants to secure and build on the benefits of more people walking and cycling. This will help make our town centres not only safer and healthier but also more welcoming to shoppers and visitors.”
The schemes proposed, including for Manchester Road, in Tytherington; Black Lane and Hurdsfield Road, Macclesfield; and Manchester Road, Chancel Lane, Cliff Road and Styal Road, in Wilmslow and Handforth; will be funded from grants from the Department for Transport.
The choice of schemes will be informed by the public consultation response and the designs will also be refined to reflect local feedback.
The consultation runs until 3 March 2021. To find out more and have your say, visit the council’s consultation website.