Essex County Council want to improve walking and cycling routes to provide residents with a wider choice of how they travel.

Developing cycling and walking networks can make our streets healthier by reducing congestion and improving air quality. They become safer for those who want to walk or cycle as well as more accessible and easier to move around. Walking and cycling also offer help improve our physical health and wellbeing.

Essex County Council are doing this several districts at a time, with routes in Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Colchester being consulted upon first. They aim to consult upon all districts by early 2024.  These networks will form a vital part of the Government’s strategy to increase the number of trips made on foot or by bike; and are an important step for Essex to achieve the vision of a safer, greener, and healthier county.

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