The public will be able to ask questions about plans to transform parts of Colchester.

Essex County Council has launched a public consultation on plans to create two segregated cycle routes across parts of Colchester.

A route would span from Mile End Road to Butt Road and would connect to a proposed rapid transit system, which will link the Park and Ride to the town centre and the planned 9,000-home garden community north east of Colchester.

It would pass through the North Station roundabout, where cyclists would have “improved segregation”.

The route continues along Station Way, the Essex Hall roundabout and along North Station Road to the Albert roundabout.

If approved, cars will remain banned from driving down Colchester High Street, but on a part-time basis between specified hours and days, with the aim of restricting traffic during the busiest times of the day.

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The second planned route runs from the junction of Spring Lane through the town to East Hill.

It will have a segregated cycle way along Lexden Road.

The authority received the investment from the Department of Transport, which announced a £175million package to boost cycling and walking.

Today members of the council’s Safer, Greener, Healthier team will b in the Culver Square shopping centre to answer questions about the proposals.

The team will be in Colchester from 10.30am to 2.30pm to answer questions.

The consultation runs until July 2.

To find out more and give feedback, visit