You may have seen that new lanes for cycling and walking are to be introduced in central Chelmsford. This is part of the Government's investment in new improvements to help people to travel safely by walking and cycling over short distances. It will ensure those areas of the city centre with some of the highest footfall are safe and healthy to move through following the ease of lockdown restrictions.
The Chelmsford scheme, like others planned across Essex, is driven by immediate public health requirements such as social distancing, but by encouraging walking and cycling, it will enable healthier and greener ways of getting around.
As part of the second tranche of funding, the Council will be looking to bring forward other planned cycle way improvements schemes as part of the emerging Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.