Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan Consultation

Closed 7 Jul 2020

Opened 9 Jun 2020

Overview

The Government has invited local transport authorities to publish Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) to help deliver their Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) and Staffordshire County Council has risen to the challenge to help Government achieve its ambition to deliver:

  •  Better Safety - A safe and reliable way to travel for short journeys
  • Better Mobility - More people cycling and walking – easy, normal and enjoyable
  • Better Streets - Places that have cycling and walking at their heart

Staffordshire County Council’s LCWIP has been approved by the County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport and will be pivotal in helping the County Council to continue to make the case for future walking and cycling funding.

Around £31m of investment is required up to 2030/31 on the priority cycle networks and core walking zones in Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stafford and Tamworth.  The 200 potential schemes identified in the LCWIP have been allocated for short, medium or long-term delivery during this period.  The delivery programme will be subject to ongoing review, following the outcome of consultations, detailed design and the announcement of funding streams.  If resources permit the LCWIP could be extended to cover other areas of Staffordshire.   

COVID-19 is not expected to change the LCWIP recommendations as the analysis is based on commuter trips, schools trips, forecast demand from new development and gaps in the existing network. These journeys within the urban settlements should still be a priority post COVID-19 to help cut car journeys.  COVID-19 may have the benefit of increasing demand on the prioritised links. 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Community Safety
  • Funding for Community Projects
  • Local Walks
  • Planning
  • Public Footpaths & Bridleways
  • Country Parks
  • Environment
  • Family & Local History
  • Libraries
  • Cycling Maps
  • Public Transport
  • Roads & Highways
  • Connectivity Strategy
  • Transport and the Connected County
  • Consultation & Feedback
  • Strategic Plan
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Land and Premises