New cycle and pedestrian link for Northwich


Cheshire West and Chester Council has begun work on a new cycle and pedestrian link between Winnington and Northwich town centre.

The council has worked closely with Northwich Town Council to agree plans and implementation of the new facility which runs between Castle Street and Winnington Avenue via Verdin Park.

The scheme has been funded as part of new development taking place in Winnington.

The works involve path widening through Verdin Park, the installation of wheel ramps over the old railway footbridge and the installation of a new pedestrian crossing on Moss Road.

Other improvements will be undertaken to the existing footpath along this route, and the project has been programmed in phases in order to minimise disruption.

Works have already started on Birdcage Walk and will then continue through the park – including the installation of the Moss Road pedestrian crossing.

The council’s deputy leader and portfolio holder for environment, highways and strategic transport, Cllr Karen Shore said: “The new cycleway will help promote cycling and walking between Northwich and Winnington through Verdin Park.

“The route will improve accessibility for residents and will be a great leisure facility.”

The new route supports the council’s Active Travel initiatives for health and wellbeing, and will link the future regeneration of Verdin Park.

What do you think of the scheme? Will it encourage you to cycle or walk into Northwich?