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5th Jul, 2022

Plans to improve life for walkers and cyclists in Warwickshire

PLANS are in the pipeline to improve walking and cycling infrastructure in Warwickshire.

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

The consultation offers 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.

Warwickshire County Council transport and planning spokesman Wallace Redford 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 as many of our residents as possible take the many opportunities – both online and in person – to engage with this process as we work together for a Warwickshire that is sustainable now and for future generations.”

This consultation will run from Friday (June 17) to August 12.

Residents can complete a survey by visiting ask.warwickshire.gov.uk/

Residents wanting to find out more can also visit a drop-in information sessions at:

Leamington’s Royal Priors Shopping Centre on June 20 from 10am to 1pm,

Stratford Town Hall on June 30 from 2pm to 5pm, and

Rugby’s St Peter & St John Church on July 1 from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

To find out more about the plans, visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cycling/developing-warwickshires-cycle-network/3

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