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Active Travel England – Self Assessment

Earlier this year, Active Travel England invited all local authorities to do a self-assessment of their own performance on active travel, selecting a level between 0 to 4. It was Active Travel England’s expectation that most local authorities would score Level 1 or Level 2

Following detailed work on the submission, we rated our performance at Level 1. However, feedback from Active Travel England has downgraded the Council to Level 0.

Scoring criteria

Level 0 - No local leadership or support for active travel, no plans in place, delivered lower complexity schemes only.
Level 1 - Some local leadership and support with basic plans and isolated interventions. 
Level 2 - Strong local leadership and support, with strong plans and emerging network.
Level 3 - Very strong local leadership and support, comprehensive plans, and majority of the network in place with increasing modal share.
Level 4 - Established culture of active travel with successive increases in cycling and walking underpinned by dense integrated network and highly supportive policies to reduce the need for car trips.

View our self-assessment document

The Council has delivered a number of schemes in the county, compliant with LTN 1/20, 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 Levelling Up Funding applications and committing internal Council funding to deliver a further two new active travel river bridges to enhance connectivity and facilitate modal shift. 

We have committed around £20million of project funding to active travel, and 33% of section 106 and section 278 funding from developers. 

Our 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). Our first LCWIP for Evesham is being finalised, by consultants and we have commissioned a second from Sustrans for Redditch. 

We want to improve the active travel provision across the county and we have a forward pipeline for further plans, subject to funding.