Green light for trial scheme to boost cycling and walking in Alsager

Alsager has been included as one of Cheshire East Council’s eight trial ‘active travel’ schemes introduced to help combat Covid-19 and make our towns safer for cycling and walking.

The projects are being put in place in seven Cheshire East towns as a first phase to improve walking and cycling and improve access to our town centres, areas for employment and schools.

The scheme in Alsager will see a point closure on Lodge Road near Alsager School restricting through traffic heading south on Lodge Road to cyclist and pedestrians only in one direction to create more road space for cyclists and pedestrians.

The move followed recent submissions by town and parish councils and local members of more than 500 local ideas as to what measures may work in their towns and villages.

Councillor Laura Crane, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for highways and waste, said: “These are exciting projects and part of steps taken by this council to encourage more people to get active and cycle and walk more. But they have to be right for each specific location. We will continue to work with town and parish councils to develop additional schemes. Our aim is to deliver active travel projects that are right for each town and developed in partnership with each local area and local members.”

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