Runcorn to Daresbury Cycle Route: Views Sought from Residents and Road Users

Halton residents are being asked for their views on new cycle route planned between Runcorn and Sci-Tech Daresbury.

The new route will be safe and segregated from cars and other road traffic and is part of a long-term plan to encourage more people to take journeys by bike.

The route will connect the Runcorn and its rail station to the key employment hub of Sci-Tech Daresbury and will be one of the first cycleways of a planned network of more than 600km of new and upgraded walking and cycling routes across the Liverpool City Region.

The plans have been informed by comments and reaction received during an earlier stage of consultation conducted in Summer 2020. The second phase of engagement on these plans is open until Sunday 4th April 2021 and local residents, road users and cyclists are encouraged to view the route maps online and to provide feedback ahead of this date.

Plans and more information are available here

Simon O’Brien, Walking and Cycling Commissioner for the Liverpool City Region said:

“Cycling is great for air quality and the environment, and brilliant for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. But we shouldn’t just think of getting on our bikes as exercise – it’s also a cheap and easy way to commute to work, travel to school or college and even pop to the local shops.

“But to encourage more people to leave the car at home for short journeys we need to make cycling a really attractive option by building safe, separated routes where people can ride their bikes with confidence. That’s why routes like the one being planned between Runcorn and Daresbury are so important.

“We know that across our city region support for new, safer cycle lanes is really high – about 70% of people back this infrastructure being built – but it’s vital to get feedback from residents, road users and cyclists about specific routes, and that’s why we’re asking people to take a look at the plans and let us know what they think.”

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