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Cycling in Chester

Chester is one of the new Cycling Demonstration Towns.

Chester Cycling Campaign is 'A Voice For Chester Cyclists'. As part of the governance arrangements for the CDT project, the Chester Cycling Campaign has been chosen to represent the local cycling community on the project Steering Group.

The Campaign has created a special CDT website as an interactive resource, enabling the Chester cycling community to participate in the CDT project. Check it out now, at:

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Personally, I'd choose the shared-use footways over the roadway any day! This was the only photo I took at this location where the '(50)/Slow Down' electronic signs weren't lit (see also #53677).

Junction of Shropshire Union Canal towpath and ramp up to A41 (see also #53673 and #53674)

Ramp between Shropshire Union Canal towpath and A41 dual carriageway (see also #53673 and #53675)

Shared-use footway alongside A41, passing over Shropshire Union Canal (see also #53674 and #53675)

Junction signage on the Shropshire Union Canal

The turn onto the canal path on NCN5 and NCN56

The cycle path meets a minor road, before the cycle routes join the canal

The cycle path through the middle of Chester Zoo, passing under the monorail.

The start of the cycle path through Chester Zoo

A short length of cycle path at Long Lane crossing

Separate signs for NCN5 and NCN56

Clear signage at Fairfield Road access point on Chester Greenway

Junction for Shropshire Union Canal on Chester Greenway

Junction on path linking between Shropshire Union Canal and Chester Greenway

Not having been here before, I've no idea where these various coloured cycle routes go!

Bollards rather than barriers used at end of path in Cop Park, Chester

NCN568 joins Quayside

The border sign on the NCN568 Burton Marsh Greenway

The boardwalk appears to be within the danger zone!

Don't stray from the designated path!

Cattle grid on Burton Marsh Greenway

Double gate to negotiate where perhaps a cattle grid could be used (animal grazing next to path)

Net's Coffee Shop on NCN568 Burton Marsh Greenway, which has a wheelstand for bikes next to the outdoor seating

Track with speed humps

Large but weatherbeaten sign for public footpath

Direct access onto the end of the road from park path on NCN568

Posts and not a barrier at entrance to park path on NCN568

NCN568 Burton Marsh Greenway signage at Neston. It turns out the blue sign is pointing the wrong way (see #67196)!

Exit for Neston, but also for connection to NCN568 to the Welsh Border

This gate easy to get around without hindering path users too much, but enough to slow users down at road crossing

Cycle parking - at the shops on Ashton Drive, Frodsham.

Cycle parking at Mace/St Hildas Drive Post Office on St Hildas Drive, Frodsham. (installed Aug/Sep 2013)

Cycle parking outside Sayers on Eddisbury Square/Church St Frodsham.

Cycle parking by the Post Office on Main St, Frodsham.

Cycle parking outside Twelve 50 Bikes & TSB. (Installed Aug 2013)

Cycle Parking outside the Golden Lion, Main St, Frodsham. (Installed Aug 2013)

Bike parking outside Costa/WH Smith on Church St, Frodsham. (Installed Aug 2013)

Temporary diversion of NCN 5 at Weaver Navigation Swing Bridge. There is a shared use temporary bridge for cyclists to use to avoid a temporary right turn prohibition. This is relevant for cyclists following NCN5 from Frodsham towards Sut ... [more]

Cycle permeability in Chester.

Cycle permeability in Chester.

Path alongside the canal.

Chester - old link between sides of the river.


Chester station

Staff cycle parking at Chester Station.

Cycle parking at Chester railway station.

Cycle parking on platform 1 at Frodsham station (installed Aug 2012)

Cycle parking at the rear of the cafe in Castle Park in Frodsham

Cycle parking at the sports pavillion & tennis courts at Castle Park in Frodsham.

Frodsham Health Centre - bicycle storage (adjacent to Boots pharmacy)

Cycle Parking by the River Dee with Cycle Chester sticker

Cycle parking at Eddisbury Square, Frodsham.

Cycle parking at Frodsham Leisure Centre

Sheffield hoops by the River Dee

Steps and slope from Parkgate Road.

Access path from canal towpath route 70, 71 to NCN route 5 with staggered barriers.

Access path from canal towpath to NCN Route 5 with staggered barriers.

Stair access to towpath from Blacon Avenue.

Access to cycleway from Blacon Avenue routes 5, 70 and 71.

Cycle parking in Frodsham next to Barclays Bank and the traffic lights on NCN 5. Photo showing parking stands and Twelve50 Bikes on the other side of the road.

Good cycle path on Cycle Chester 'Green' Route to Mickle Trafford. Around 2.5 metres wide, very smooth surface and no surface ponding.

Cycle route under Chester city walls, leading to NCN route 45 north by the canal.

ASL at traffic lights on single-lane bridge, and riverside route behind - and no dropped kerb or link between them.

Queen's Park Bridge, Chester - No Cycling on the path to the right (I think!).

Queen's Park Bridge, Chester - no cycleable route north.

Queen's Park Bridge, Chester

Riverside cycle route and bridge, Chester

Riverside route, Chester

Riverside route (from city wall), Chester

No entry for vehicles (including cycles) to Chester's pedestrianised centre.

No provision for cycling in Chester's pedestrian zone.

Cycle Chester logo and NCN route signs

Cycle route along the Shropshire Union Canal through Chester

Plenty of cycle parking outside Chester library

Contraflow lane in Chester - not much room for bikes, buses and parked cars.

Contraflow lane in Chester - not much room for bikes, buses and parked cars.

Contraflow lane in Chester

Rear of the Pied Bull hotel, Chester - there's talk of restoring the historic cycle parking here (see #27231).

'Cycle Storage' sign placed by the Road & Path Cycling Association at the Pied Bull hotel in Chester.

Rounded A Racks in a solent shelter at Ellesmere port station. The security bar on these racks prevents locks from being slid to ground level for attack. Designed, manufactured and installed by Cycle-Works -

Velo-Safe lockers in central Chester as part of the park and ride scheme. This is the other half of the scheme illustrated at #25860. To find out more see Lockers are from Cycle-Works - http://www.cycle-work ... [more]

Velo-Safe lockers installed as part of Chester's park and ride scheme. There are complimentary lockers installed in the town illustrated in #25861. Find out more about the scheme at Lockers are from Cycle-Wo ... [more]

Josta 2-Tier cycle parking installed in a secure compound at Hooton station. To find out how to access the parking see Parking installed by Cycle-Works - ... [more]

Frodsham Library cycle parking

Chester Zoo

Beautiful view from a riverside cycle path in Chester.

Short, no cycling section. Could be changed to a Cycles give way to pedestrians sign to make this section usable by responsible cyclists.

Cycle lane providing permeability at this riparian location. Sadly has motorbikes parked in it, but not too much of a problem in this location.

Cycle permeability: No vehicles except cycles sign.

No entry except cycles and for access sign.

Excellent use of roadspace - contraflow in Chester.

Excellent use of road space - contraflow cycle lane.

Contraflow entry point

Coming off the canal path in Chester.

Coming off the canal path in Chester.

Old building alongside the canal path

Historical CTC sign

Excellent contraflow facility in Chester.

Nice banner for Cycle Chester, a Cycling Demonstration Town.

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