Views still being sought on how to improve Warwickshire's walking and cycling network - The Leamington Observer
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15th Aug, 2022

Views still being sought on how to improve Warwickshire's walking and cycling network

VIEWS are still being sought on how to improve Warwickshire’s walking and cycling network in a bid to get more residents ditching their cars.

There is just a month left to go on the consultation by Warwickshire County Council (WCC) on how to improve the county’s walking and cycling infrastructure.

Residents have the opportunity to give feedback on the draft version of the Warwickshire Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), which outlines improvements for walking and cycling for both transport and recreation.

The draft LCWIP has been developed following public engagement in 2021, which asked people to identify what types of walking and cycling improvements they would like to see in their local area.

This important consultation is an opportunity for people who live, work, study and travel in Warwickshire to comment on various aspects of the draft plan, and help to refine and prioritise outline proposals for Warwickshire’s walking and cycling schemes of the future.

Coun Wallace Redford, WCC spokesperson for transport and planning, said: “Active travel and encouraging our residents to ditch their cars for shorter journeys is a key priority for this council. The benefits of this travel shift are huge for both individual health outcomes and for the wider environment.

“We recognise that it is not enough just to ask residents to make this large model shift without providing the necessary walking and cycling infrastructure that make it both possible and desirable, which is why this consultation is so important. I hope that as many of our residents as possible take the many opportunities to engage with this process as we work together for a Warwickshire that is sustainable now and for future generations”.

To complete the survey visi: https://ask.warwickshire.gov.uk/insights-service/lcwip/

The consultation runs until Friday August 12.

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