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 Plymotion these are being delivered through our Plymotion programme.

Plymouth’s local cycling and walking Infrastructure plan

Our draft 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 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 is currently being reviewed and will help inform the final version of our 2021 Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan which will be published on this webpage later this year.