The Chester Millennium Greenway and the Shropshire Union canal towpath are popular routes with cyclists and walkers. However, missing links in the routes meant that it was difficult to reach them from some parts of the city. Instead, cyclists and walkers had to use the busy and congested roads in the city centre and this put off many people from making everyday journeys on foot or by bike. Existing bridges over the River Dee in the south west of the city didn’t cater for bikes and pedestrians and were considered dangerous.
“ It’s the school holidays so I’ve probably used it everyday this week! It’s easy to get everywhere; to my friends house, to town, to the gym ”
Creating a fantastic network of routes by extending existing routes, developing new links and building a pedestrian and cycling crossing of the River Dee has made it possible for people living in Chester and nearby villages to walk and cycle for everyday journeys. 120,000 people live in Chester and will benefit from the scheme. People living in neighbouring villages are now able to cycle and walk into Chester without having to negotiate busy roads.
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