Local cycling and walking infrastructure plan

 

What is a local cycling and walking infrastructure plan?

It is a plan identifying physical cycling and walking improvements needed to increase levels of active travel. The plan is included in the action plan of the statutory, national, Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) which was published in April 2017.

What’s included in a local cycling and walking infrastructure plan?

A local cycling and walking infrastructure plan includes:

  • a network plan for walking and cycling which identifies preferred routes and core zones for further development
  • a prioritised programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment
  • a report which sets out the underlying analysis carried out and provides a narrative that supports the identified improvements and network.

It does not include specific designs for proposed interventions, detailed financial information, or timeframes for delivery nor does it set out supporting behaviour change interventions. In Plymouth these are being delivered through our Plymotion programme.

Plymouth’s local cycling and walking Infrastructure plan

Our local cycling and walking infrastructure plan covers the Plymouth Policy Area (PPA) of the Joint Local Plan.

The Plymouth Policy Area incorporates the administrative area of Plymouth along with Plymouth’s Urban Fringe.

It was chosen as the boundary of the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan because of the potential for walking and cycling trips in this area.

Due to the size of the area the development of Plymouth’s LCWIP will be phased, with the intention being to add new routes each year.

The LCWIP is a live delivery plan for walking and cycling and complements Plymouth's Strategic Cycle Network.

Consultation

Consultation on the first draft local cycling and walking infrastructure plan ran from 31 August to 8 October 2021. Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation.

The feedback received through the consultation has been reviewed and the consultation report can be downloaded here. 

The consultation has informed the final version of the 2021 Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan which is available below.


Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan 2022

Work on progressing the second local cycling and walking infrastructure plan (LCWIP 2022) commenced in late 2021. This work has delivered an additional four cycling routes to be added to the Plan. A copy of the draft report is available at the link below. Please read this in conjunction with the LCWIP 2021 report above.

Consultation

A consultation on the 2022 local cycling and walking infrastructure plan (LCWIP 2022) is running between Monday 14 March and Friday 20 May 2022. A copy of the draft report is available below.

We need your help. We would like to hear your comments on the routes included in the 2022 Plan.

It would be helpful if you could fill in a survey to help us understand what you think about the proposals within our Plan. Everyone who enters has the chance to win one of four £100 high street gift vouchers. The survey is available below:

Local cycling and walking infrastructure plan 2022 online survey

Next steps

Following public consultation we will prepare and publish a Consultation Report here and make any necessary amendments to our Plan in response to feedback we receive.

We aim to publish a final 2022 Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Report here in the summer.