New active travel proposals for Crouch Street, Colchester

New active travel proposals for Crouch Street, Colchester

A new proposal to revamp Crouch Street West in Colchester is set to move forward following talks and meetings with residents and businesses.

The changes are aimed at improving the provision for pedestrians and cyclists in the street.

Plans include creating new designated cycle routes in both directions, resurfacing the road and pavements and new public space. Plenty of parking spaces will be maintained.

Cllr Lee Scott, ECC Cabinet Member for Highways Maintenance and Sustainable Transport, said: “We have talked to residents and business owners in Crouch Street, we have engaged, and we have listened.

“Throughout the development of proposals for improving walking and cycling in Crouch Street West in Colchester we have listened to feedback from residents and businesses.

“Following the latest stage of engagement with interested parties, I believe I have chosen the option that both maximizes on-street parking available in Crouch Street West – an important element of the proposals for local businesses – whilst also implementing changes to create a space that is safer, greener and healthier for pedestrians and cyclists.

“The changes are designed to help turn the area into a destination where shoppers and local residents want to spend their time.”

The changes for Crouch Street West were drawn up under our Safer, Greener, Healthier campaign. The scheme will be funded following our successful £7.4 million bid to the Government’s second Active Travel Fund (ATF2).

The recommendation will now be subject to our internal governance procedures, including progressing through a further round of consultation as part of the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process.

Find out more about our Active Travel plans for Essex.

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