IMPROVING CHESTER'S TRANSPORT FUTURE

This article describes the Chester Deeside Transit System (CDTS), which is part of a transport and land-use strategy being developed jointly by Cheshire County Council and Chester City Council; it includes a map of the proposed CDTS public transport routes. The CDTS has just applied for a Transport and Works Act Order for phase one of a proposed three-phase scheme. This phase will be a kerb-guided busway, which will run along existing city centre roads, and then the route of a former rail freight line. There will be only one intermediate stop, and bus priority to minimise delay. The #10.5M project also includes a cycleway/footway alongside the busway. CDTS aims to eliminate unnecessary car trips into Chester, improve choice, and help to keep Chester moving. The transport strategy of the two councils aims to: (1) make Chester more attractive and prosperous by improving access but managing mobility; (2) release capacity for new activity and development but protect Chester's quality of life and historic buildings; (3) enable sustainable urban regeneration; (4) expand Chester's park-and-ride system; (5) improve public transport; (6) provide new and better transport choices; and (7) reduce traffic intrusion and pedestrian-vehicle conflicts in shopping areas.

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    Ian Allan Publishing, Limited

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    Light Rail Transit Association

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  • Authors:
    • ROBERTS-JAMES, C
  • Publication Date: 1999-9

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 334-5
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00779174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1999 12:00AM