Have your say on proposals to revolutionise travel on foot or by bike in your area

Bolton Council is developing plans to improve walking and cycling across Bolton Town Centre, creating routes for residents to key retail sites and providing connections to help create a wider network of cycle routes across Bolton.  We want to hear your views on the proposed Bolton Town Centre to Doffcoker scheme.

The proposal

The Bolton Town Centre to Doffcocker scheme aims to encourage the uptake of travel to / from the town centre by foot or bike, trike or scooter, allowing residents and visitors to travel more actively. The scheme will be phased, with Phase One providing an initial route between the town centre and Leighton Avenue.  Phase Two will look to provide a connection on to Doffcocker.  The proposed scheme includes traffic calming facilities to slow traffic speeds for everyone’s safety.  In addition, new and improved crossing facilities will provide safer cycling and walking conditions at key intersections.

By changing the road layout to provide safe access for walking and cycling, the scheme will encourage healthier travel to local shops, schools, local parks and the Town Centre.  Connections with the existing National Cycle Network will also be improved for onward travel within Bolton, such as to Royal Bolton Hospital or to neighbouring areas.

Key objectives identified for the schemes include:

• Increase in people walking and cycling within the residential area;

• Improve residents’ health;

• Improve residents’ access to retail and work opportunities;

• Improve residents’ ability to travel in and out of Bolton by cycling or

walking; and

• Increase awareness of walking and cycling routes in Bolton.

The scheme will provide improvements to the highway and the existing cycling and walking paths between Bolton Town Centre and Doffcocker, routed through the Smithills and Halliwell wards.

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Closing Date
Sunday 7th November
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