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  • Simon Baddeley
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      Think! information: Top Ten Road Safety Tips
      See http://www.think.dtlr.gov.uk/"

      Local Transport information: Help for Green Transport
      See http://www.local-transport.dtlr.gov.uk/travelplans/green/index.htm

      31 January 2002
      Nick Raynsford announces stringent conditions to £25 million
      Chester guided busway gets the go-ahead
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      Proposals for a new guided busway to serve the city of Chester have been
      approved, Planning Minister Lord Falconer announced today.

      This decision by the Secretary of State is in line with the inquiry
      inspector's recommendation.

      Cheshire County Council's scheme involves the construction of a 3.2 km long
      guided busway running from a new park and ride site at Hoole along a former
      railway line towards the centre of Chester. After leaving the former
      trackbed, buses will proceed to the city centre partly on existing streets.

      Commenting on the decision, Lord Falconer said:

      "This proposal for a modern, attractive guided bus service to Chester city
      centre will bring important benefits to this historic city. It will make the
      city centre more accessible, which will help to maintain the local economy,
      while avoiding the environmental damage that would arise from providing for
      increased car access.
      See http://www.press.dtlr.gov.uk/0201/0024.htm
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