Local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs)
Information about the development of the local cycling and walking infrastructure plans in the county.
Worcestershire County Council is committed to enabling active travel and encouraging our residents and visitors to cycle, walk and wheel.
The Government’s target is for half of all short urban journeys being cycled, walked, or wheeled by 2030. To help to achieve this we are developing Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) for our key towns and Worcester City during 2023-24.
In 2017, the Government published its first Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, which encouraged local authorities to prepare their own cycling and walking plans to enable a more strategic approach to improving conditions for cycling and walking.
LCWIPs, as set out in the Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, are a new, strategic approach to identifying cycling and walking improvements required at a local level.
LCWIPs will help Worcestershire make the case for future investment in active travel through funding bids and by informing discussions with developers. The development of our LCWIPs has been supported by funding of £160K from the Capability Building Fund awarded by Active Travel England.
LCWIPs will provide:
- network plans that identify preferred routes for further development
- a prioritised programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment
- an explanation of the process followed, and analysis undertaken
Our Local Transport Plan 4 (2018 to 2030) identified 28 active travel corridors which will help inform the strategic direction for the new LCWIPs.
The LCWIPs will be developed over the next two years and will be a key element of the new Local Transport Plan 5. They will build upon existing and emerging planning policies putting cycling, walking and wheeling at the heart of local planning.