Abbey-Chesterton bridge – our view

The county council’s consultation on the proposed bridge closes shortly — you can respond until 28th July. Here are the key points from our full response:

  • We fully support a foot and cycle bridge in this location. This is the best way to reduce motor vehicle congestion in this area
  • It should be situated as close as possible to the existing railway bridge, on the desire line for people travelling on foot or bike
  • The truss design is preferred; the others will be more complex and visually intrusive
  • This is a key route which will carry high levels of both pedestrian and cycle traffic. Adequate width is essential (a minimum total width of 6m)
  • We believe there is scope to improve access to the bridge on both the northern and southern ends