LOCAL CYCLING & WALKING INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN (LCWIP) CONSULTATION

Welcome to HGGT’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan consultation page! It all kicks off on Wednesday 12 May and runs through to Sunday 13 June.

We want to make it easier and more pleasant for people to walk and cycle in Harlow and Gilston Garden Town. A large part of this is looking at what infrastructure can be developed or enhanced and we want to hear what you think of the plans so far.

 

LOCAL CYCLING & WALKING INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN (LCWIP) CONSULTATION

It all kicks off on Wednesday 12 May and runs through to Sunday 13 June.

We want to make it easier and more pleasant for people to walk and cycle in Harlow and Gilston Garden Town. A large part of this is looking at what infrastructure can be developed or enhanced and we want to hear what you think of the plans so far.

 

WHAT IS AN LCWIP?

A Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan lays out measures for new walking and cycling networks, rolled out over the next ten years, making it easier and safer for people to walk or cycle on our streets.                 

The LCWIP includes:

  • A network of preferred cycling and walking routes for development
  • A prioritised programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment
  • A report showing all the analysis done to produce the networks and improvements

              

WHAT IS AN LCWIP?

A Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan lays out measures for new walking and cycling networks, rolled out over the next ten years, making it easier and safer for people to walk or cycle on our streets.                 

The LCWIP includes:

  • A network of preferred cycling and walking routes for development
  • A prioritised programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment
  • A report showing all the analysis done to produce the networks and improvements

              

WHY DO WE NEED AN LCWIP?

  • LCWIPs are designed to create cycling and walking networks which deliver enhancements to our streets. These enhancements will improve safety and community cohesion as well as reduce congestion and pollution.
  • Walking and cycling are both an important means of travel and have associated health benefits such as improved fitness, mental health and lower risk of obesity and heart disease
  • The Government has encouraged local authorities to develop LCWIPs with a target for 50% of all journeys in towns and cities to be walked or cycled by 2030
  • An LCWIP will greatly help in securing funding to make walking and cycling improvements

WHY DO WE NEED AN LCWIP?

  • LCWIPs are designed to create cycling and walking networks which deliver enhancements to our streets. These enhancements will improve safety and community cohesion as well as reduce congestion and pollution.
  • Walking and cycling are both an important means of travel and have associated health benefits such as improved fitness, mental health and lower risk of obesity and heart disease
  • The Government has encouraged local authorities to develop LCWIPs with a target for 50% of all journeys in towns and cities to be walked or cycled by 2030
  • An LCWIP will greatly help in securing funding to make walking and cycling improvements

WHAT IS THIS CONSULTATION LOOKING TO DO?

We are really keen to hear your views on these proposed networks. We want to know if you think they are broadly correct. Are there any gaps or routes which you consider should be extended?

At this stage we would like your views on the network of walking and cycling routes, not on specific infrastructure improvements on these routes – this will come at a later stage when we have secured funding for a specific route.

This LCWIP consultation should be seen as the first stage of a process to implement an LCWIP. Indeed, an LCWIP is intended to be a live document that can be reviewed with routes expanded and added in future versions. They ensure that a long-term approach can be taken to develop local cycling and walking networks, ideally over the next 10-year period, and form a vital part of the Government’s strategy to increase the number of trips made on foot or by cycle.

WHAT IS THIS CONSULTATION LOOKING TO DO?

We are really keen to hear your views on these proposed networks. We want to know if you think they are broadly correct. Are there any gaps or routes which you consider should be extended?

At this stage we would like your views on the network of walking and cycling routes, not on specific infrastructure improvements on these routes – this will come at a later stage when we have secured funding for a specific route.

This LCWIP consultation should be seen as the first stage of a process to implement an LCWIP. Indeed, an LCWIP is intended to be a live document that can be reviewed with routes expanded and added in future versions. They ensure that a long-term approach can be taken to develop local cycling and walking networks, ideally over the next 10-year period, and form a vital part of the Government’s strategy to increase the number of trips made on foot or by cycle.

MAPS
map of walking zones

Walking Zones

map of cycling routes

Cycling Routes

DOCUMENTS

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