Residents, businesses and stakeholders are invited to have their say to help shape safe, active travel across Bolton in a consultation which will launch on Monday 22nd March.
Bolton Council is committed to enabling more people to walk and cycle for their everyday journeys, many of which are already local, and to providing attractive, ‘liveable’ streets and public spaces, with slower traffic speeds and safe routes. Promoting active travel has health, air quality, environmental and economic benefits, so is a key part of the council’s response to the Climate Emergency declaration and our responsibility to improving population health.
To this end, Bolton Council is introducing enhanced cycle lanes on a number of key corridors identified through the successful #SafeStreetsSaveLives public consultation. The schemes have been made possible through Greater Manchester’s allocation of £19m from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund and the Active Travel Fund.
A673 Chorley New Road
Bolton Council has introduced enhanced walking and cycle infrastructure on the A673 Chorley New Road to promote and encourage safe walking and cycling and help ease social distancing pressure.
The A673 Chorley New Road is a key route into Bolton Town Centre which was, through the #SafeStreetsSaveLives public consultation, identified as a priority route by respondents for the installation of measures to support active travel.
The scheme includes the reallocation of road space and the installation of ‘Wand Orcas’, which provide light separation from the motor traffic, providing safe space for people cycling as well as pedestrians.
Key benefits include:
• Encouraging more people to walk and cycle, providing associated health and wellbeing benefits, reducing congestion, and improving air quality.
• Greater protection for cyclists.
• Support COVID-19 recovery.
- Closing Date
- Sunday 4th April 2021
- Survey Results