Stake a claim in active travel plans - The Evesham Observer

Stake a claim in active travel plans

Evesham Editorial 29th Jan, 2023   0

A CHANCE to help shape active travel across Worcestershire is being offered to interested representatives from groups or organisations.

County council chiefs have proposed an Active Travel Stakeholder Group being set up to help define walking, cycling and wheeling provision across the county, support funding bids and review the production of plans going forward.

Worcestershire County Council would like the group to consist of members to represent people from various backgrounds and from all over the county.

It has delivered a number of schemes in the county, including fully segregated cycleways, secure cycle parking, junction enhancements for active travel, route improvements, new road crossings, routes in 20mph zones and three active travel bridges.




Further proposals in development include significant walking and cycling provision integrated into major road network and funding to deliver a further two new active travel river bridges.

The Local Transport Plan 4 (2018 to 2030) sets out 28 active travel corridors setting the strategic direction for the Local Cycling and Walking infrastructure Plans (LCWIP). The first LCWIP for Evesham is being finalised and a second has been commissioned for Redditch.


Coun Mike Rouse, cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “When I was appointed last year, I was keen to find ways to take communities with us on this matter. Our stakeholder forum will deliver an opportunity for voices to be heard – so regardless of your experience, even if you don’t currently cycle or have additional needs, we want to hear from you.”

If you represent a group or organisation in Worcestershire and would like to get involved in improving active travel in the county, e-mail [email protected].

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