Why are we developing a local plan for cycling and walking?
In 2017 the UK Government published its first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.
The Strategy sets out the ambition to make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys. Realising this ambition will take sustained investment in cycling and walking infrastructure, and partnership working with local bodies, the third sector and the wider public and private sector to build a local commitment.
The Strategy supports the transformation of local areas: change which will tackle congestion, change which will extend opportunity to improve physical and mental health and change which will support the local economy.
It will enable a long-term approach to developing local cycling and walking networks, over what will at least a 10 year period, and help to increase the number of trips made by bike or on foot.