As part of the new link road construction, Giantswood Lane, Congleton will be closed completely while a new bridge is installed. The closure will begin on 21st Feb 2020 for approx 6 weeks. For the non-motorist diversion, please see this link: https://www.graham.co.uk/…/Giantswood-Lane-Closure-Non-Moto…
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The new and re-elected councillors of Cheshire East Council are to be congratulated in creating the role of Cycling and Walking Champion. Long overdue, this role will raise awareness of non-motorised users when many council decisions are made, including housing and other developments.
Cllr Suzie Akers-Smith, a long-standing advocate of active lifestyles, who brought a stage of the Tour of Britain to Congleton in 2016, has been appointed to the role.
Read more in Cheshire East's press release.
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The A34 at Rood Hill, Congleton is now open again.
Yesterday there was a diesel spill on the A34/Rood Hill so now the road is closed from the ambulance station/Hub roundabout to the traffic lights junction with Clayton bypass. Should only be a problem for a couple of days, but do check before travelling. Check https://www.roadworks.org/ in case it is still an issue on Sunday 9th for the Food and Drink Festival.
Buses to/from Macclesfield will divert via Bosley crossroads so will not call at any intermediate bus stops between Macc and Congleton Read more [...]
Bike week’s coming up. Dust off those pedals and start spinning!
Visit Cycling UK’s Bike Week pages and find out more.
The next evening discussion meeting will be on Tues 26th Feb 2019 at 19.30 at the Cheshire Tavern (West Rd, Congleton, CW12 4EY) where we have booked a corner. All welcome. Come along to find out what we’re doing and what we’re trying to achieve.
Three of us attended the public meeting in Macclesfield on 19th Feb about traffic issues arising from a proposed development of 950 homes, supermarket and primary school south of the town. Of course this traffic is likely to affect Congleton too so we went to the meeting to find out what's happening, and if walking/cycling/public transport will be given priority to alleviate potential traffic. Also how any existing/proposed cycle routes will connect with Congleton, since cycling between the two Read more [...]
Good news that the Department of Transport is reviewing the Highway Code to include issues that put off cyclists i.e. close overtaking, and opening car doors without checking for other road users.
Read the announcement and also note that there is reference to a consultation about possible new laws and penalties relating to death/serious injury caused by dangerous or careless cycling. This consultation ends at 11:45pm on 5 November 2018 so be sure to access it to add your comments. The very last Read more [...]
Lots going on behind the scenes in Congleton with discussions with town councillor and deputy mayor Suzie Ackers-Smith and CE cllr David Brown over tweaks to make cycling around town easier, and longer-term more major work to make the cycle route network less disjointed, and add a new circumnavigation of the town.
Also there are more cycling events in the pipeline for the town after the runaway success of the Cheshire leg of the Tour of Britain. These events are fun, raise Read more [...]
The 2017 edition of the cycle network map for South East Cheshire is now available, published by the South East Cheshire Cycle Action Group (SECCAG) .
The map is a collection of detailed town maps for Congleton, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Sandbach and Alsager, with a larger map of the area showing possible links between the towns.
View each part of the map on-line here:
Congleton Town Map
Middlewich Town Map
Holmes Chapel Town Map
Sandbach Town Map
Alsager Town Map
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