RESIDENTS can now view the proposed Chester Transport Strategy which will shape the future of transport in and around the city.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is working with regeneration body Chester Renaissance on the blueprint, which can be viewed in the council’s Forum offices until Monday September 30.
Important issues the council has addressed include access to developments such as the new theatre, the Northgate Development, the planned new Central Business Quarter next to the railway station and new housing requirements.
Ideas are also designed to make the city centre more attractive including opportunities to provide new pedestrianised areas in Northgate Street, St Werburgh Street and better links between the city centre and the amphitheatre.
A new bus interchange in the city centre and improvements to make bus use more attractive also feature as does improving parking, including options to enhance the opportunities for blue badge users and improving the park and ride services.
Providing better links between the city centre, the amphitheatre and the Groves, dealing with congestion and traffic delays including the needs of longer distance commuters and improving life for pedestrians and cyclists are also included.
Cllr Herbert Manley, executive member for growth and innovation, said: “It really is very important that local people view the proposed plans and give us their comments.
“The strategy affects the future of transport in and around Chester and we believe that the proposals go some way in providing a more ‘joined up’ approach to dealing with transport, both now and in coming years.
“Please study the proposals and let us know your thoughts by October 18.”
Full details and an online questionnaire are available online at www.cheshirewest andchester.gov.uk/cts.
Details about the proposed strategy can also be found at Chester Library.
The deadline for comments is Friday October 18.
The council plans to finalise and publish the new strategy in early 2 014.