Work on Wilmslow walking and cycling route delayed due to bad weather

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As many local residents will be aware, Cheshire East Council is working to implement an improved walking and cycle route between Alderley Park and Wilmslow railway station.

This is designed to help improve access to the town centre, railway station, employment and education sites for pedestrians and cyclist.

The improvement works on Alderley Road commenced on 4th January and were scheduled to take 12 weeks to complete. However, due to recent weather conditions the project has been delayed by about 4 weeks and is now scheduled to be completed in early April. As a result the north bound closure, which was scheduled to switch to a south bound closure today, remains in place.

The 2km joint walking and cycling route will run from Wilmslow railway station to the A34 bypass and will improve links to education sites, including Wilmslow High School, as well as business hubs at the Royal London site and Alderley Park.

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Clive Cooksey
Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 4:34 pm
Delayed? `Wonderful.! It is a TOTAL GROSS waste of money.
Roger Thawley
Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 5:19 pm
This tends to hint at the problems which impede a wider take up of walking and cycling as a primary mode of transport. While those things are fine as a pastime and fitness aid when the weather is suitable, they're far from fit for purpose as a replacement for a car when the weather may be poor, which accounts for half the year in my books.
I tend to feel that this is a poor use of money, which could be better invested in filling some pot-holes or, perhaps, coming up with plans to address the flooding problem at Twinnies Bridge, which seems set to become an on-going problem if climate change is going to deliver us higher rainfall during the winter months.
Jon Williams
Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 7:13 pm
They should soon catch up now the weather is better, next step should be Alderley Edge to the roundabout
John Featherstone
Thursday 25th February 2021 at 12:52 pm
i total agree with clive and roger above a total waste of money

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