Essex Highways, Safer, Greener, Healthier

Safer, Greener, Healthier Colchester

The proposals for Colchester could see the creation of two routes, enabling safe walking and cycling between key points in the town. These are journeys which are being made by car and will, alongside other measures in the town (such as the proposed Rapid Transit System), help to tackle congestion caused by short car journeys. 

The north-south scheme will help create a safer, greener route enabling people to walk and cycle to and from the station, hospital and Highwoods / Mile End areas in the north to the town centre and high street and the Abbey Field / Shrub End areas in the south. The route is designed to help the flow of people across the town and enable access to the wider cycle network in both directions.

The east-west scheme will help journeys between Lexden Road in the west, the town centre and East Hill, providing safer access to schools in this part of the town. Cycle provision from the western side of the town was referenced by a number of people in the recent Colchester future transport strategy survey. Reaching the town centre, the route will intersect the north-south route before travelling east, ultimately reaching East Hill and allowing access to the easterly side of the town.