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Have your say on new proposals for cycling and walking investment

Published Friday, 11th June 2021

Residents are being urged to have their say on proposed walking and cycling improvements in four locations across the county.

People in Kidderminster, Pershore, Worcester and Redditch, are being invited to share their views as Worcestershire County Council shares its latest proposals.

The proposed schemes are being shared online and at pop-up non-staffed exhibitions in Kidderminster, Pershore, Worcester and Redditch libraries throughout June until Friday 16th July.

The four proposals have been designed to improve connectivity by providing high quality active travel links between residential areas, schools, industrial estates, health facilities and with existing good quality onward connections. 

All four proposed schemes also include the provision of comprehensive signage waymarking and the installation of walking and cycling counters so that usage can be monitored and developed.

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport, said: “Worcestershire County Council is investing more into walking and cycling now than it has done in the last 50 years. These proposals add to the Active Travel schemes already outlined in the Council’s Transport Strategy, Local Transport Plan 4.

“We’d like to invite people to take a look at the new proposals and share their views, it’ll really help as we look ahead to all four schemes being built later this year.’’

The four new proposals have been developed following a funding allocation from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund in 2020.

The plans form part of the County’s Active Travel Corridor Programme, which aims to provide better connectivity and access by enhancing walking and cycling facilities.  

More information on the proposed schemes, including maps of each of the four schemes is available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/EATC.

The survey and comments can be submitted via the website until Friday 16th July, 2021.