Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) Consultation

Closes 14 Aug 2022

Opened 17 Jun 2022

Overview

Warwickshire County Council is preparing a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) and we want you to tell us what you think about the draft Warwickshire LCWIP.

An LCWIP is an evidence-based report which sets out a programme of prioritised improvements to enable more walking and cycling for everyday journeys.

Walking and cycling are ideal modes of transport for short local trips, and convenient options for regular exercise. They are low-cost, accessible, healthy, environmentally friendly and efficient. Encouraging more walking and cycling will help Warwickshire County Council achieve its ambition of making Warwickshire the best it can be by contributing to a thriving economy, helping people to live safely, healthily, and happily, and building a sustainable future.

Producing an LCWIP will enable the County Council and partners to:

  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to walking and cycling by identifying and prioritising infrastructure improvements.
  • Build on previous improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure.
  • Respond to demand from local communities for better facilities.
  • Provide high quality infrastructure to meet the demands of a growing population.
  • Ensure that consideration is given to cycling and walking within both local planning and transport policies and strategies.
  • Make the case for future funding for walking and cycling infrastructure, including Active Travel funding from the Department for Transport and developer contributions.

We have prepared the draft Warwickshire LCWIP using Department for Transport guidance. It builds on our current programme of safe and active travel initiatives and previous work, including the County Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Task and Finish Group review of cycling infrastructure. It also responds to feedback and input from local communities, including a survey carried out in 2021 which asked people for ideas for new or improved walking and cycling facilities. Links to all these documents and activities are provided at the bottom of this page.

Why your views matter

We would like you to tell us what you think about the draft Warwickshire LCWIP, what you agree with and what you think could be improved or changed. We will use the feedback you provide to refine the LCWIP.

Information to help you respond

Please see the bottom of this webpage for supporting information to help you respond.

This includes the draft LCWIP, a Frequently Asked Questions document which will be updated during the consultation and links to supporting documents which provide the background and policy basis for the LCWIP.

The draft LCWIP is a lengthy document. To help you navigate the document it has been split into the three sections.

  • Part 1 – Introduction. The introduction sets out the background, methodology and extent of Warwickshire’s LCWIP.
  • Part 2 – Network plans. This section sets out our proposed network plans for walking and cycling in Warwickshire and provides the evidence and information we have used to develop these. We have produced a Part 2 document for each of the five districts and boroughs in Warwickshire.
  • Part 3 – Implementation. The implementation section provides a prioritised list of cycling schemes, along with an explanation of the methodology we have used to prepare these.

Reading the full draft will help you complete this survey.  However, to help you respond to the questions we have provided summary information in the survey and links to the relevant sections of the LCWIP where you can find more detail. 

Information events

We are running a series of face-to-face events and an online information event where you can find out more about the proposals and ask any questions you may have. Details about these events are provided at the bottom of the page.

The online presentation and question and answer session will be on Thursday 21st July at 7pm. 

Click here for the link to the online sessionPlease note the link to the broadcast recording is to Microsoft Teams. If you are using a tablet or computer you can view it in your browser. If you use a mobile phone you may be prompted to download the free Microsoft Teams App.

The online information event will be recorded and made available here.

How to take part

You can feed back in the following ways:

  • Please complete the online survey below.
  • If you would like a paper copy of this survey, need it in an alternative format or need help to complete it please contact us by phone on 01926 412395 or by email: contactcommunitiesgrp@warwickshire.gov.uk
  • You can also send your feedback directly to Warwickshire County Council by emailing tpu@warwickshire.gov.uk or in writing to LCWIP Consultation, Warwickshire County Council, Transport Planning, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL.

Please note

The LCWIP covers the whole of Warwickshire and includes detailed infrastructure plans. To give you an opportunity to comment on all aspects, this survey asks about a lot of areas. If you choose to answer all the questions it will take you time to complete. However, you will be able to choose which questions you answer so you do not have to answer everything if you don't want to.

Please give us your views

Events

  • Public drop-in session: Leamington Spa

    From 20 Jun 2022 at 10:00 to 20 Jun 2022 at 17:00

    Find out more about the proposals and ask any questions you may have at Royal Priors Shopping Centre, Leamington Spa, CV32 4XT.

  • Public drop-in session: Coleshill

    From 21 Jun 2022 at 10:00 to 21 Jun 2022 at 13:00

    Find out more about the proposals and ask any questions you may have at Coleshill Town Hall, High Street, B46 3BG.

  • Public drop-in session: Atherstone

    From 21 Jun 2022 at 14:00 to 21 Jun 2022 at 17:00

    Find out more about the proposals and ask any questions you may have at Atherstone Library, Long Street, CV9 1AX.

  • Public drop-in session: Nuneaton

    From 24 Jun 2022 at 10:00 to 24 Jun 2022 at 13:00

    Find out more about the proposals and ask any questions you may have at Hatters Space, Upper Abbey St, Nuneaton CV11 5DN

  • Public drop-in session: Stratford-upon-Avon

    From 30 Jun 2022 at 14:00 to 30 Jun 2022 at 17:00

    Find out more about the proposals and ask any questions you may have at Town Hall, Sheep Street Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF

  • Public drop-in session: Rugby

    From 1 Jul 2022 at 11:30 to 1 Jul 2022 at 14:30

    Find out more about the proposals and ask any questions you may have at St Peter & St John Church, Clifton Road, Rugby CV21 3QP

  • LCWIP webinar

    From 21 Jul 2022 at 19:00 to 21 Jul 2022 at 20:30

    Teams link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OTQzNzE3ZDUtMmVlNS00OTMzLWFlYzYtN2Y3NTZhNWE2Y2Uz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2288b0aa06-5927-4bbb-a893-89cc2713ac82%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22f16bbb64-ac06-4cde-ab26-39670791e315%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d&btype=a&role=a

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Roads and travel
  • Consultations