Northampton Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan consultation 2020

Northampton Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan consultation 2020

The local  CyclingUK  NorthamptonGroup would like to pass on an important message from the our Campaigns officer about the 

Northampton Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan consultation 2020

This could have a significant effect on your cycling in the area whether you are a commuter or a recreational cyclist. Please take time to read this and take part if you can. 

You may not be aware that Northants County Council initiated a consultation on 9th September to update its original Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) of 2017. In its introduction it states:

"The outbreak of COVID-19 has re-shaped our society. In recent weeks and months people have taken the opportunity to explore their local area on foot and by bike and discovered the health and wellbeing benefits of being more active. With lower numbers of vehicles on the roads, many people have enjoyed the quieter streets and have had the confidence to try out cycling perhaps for the first time in many years. The focus now is ensuring that those people continue to walk and cycle for not only leisure but also for their day to day journeys and encourage others to do the same."

This consultation closes on 23rd October and states:

"we (the Council) are keen to hear your views on the scope of the draft document and its approach, whether you support the measures outlined and if anything needs to change to ensure the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Northampton is aligned with current guidance'

'The draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Northampton supports an ambition for Northampton to become a leading centre for active travel, which fully embraces walking and cycling, underpinning plans for any further expansion of the town. The document outlines the measures that could be introduced to transform levels of walking and cycling."

As Campaigns Officer for your local Group can I urge all members to take part in this important consultation before the deadline of 23rd October.

The links to do so are here:

Northampton Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan consultation 2020 - Northamptonshire County Council - Citizen Space

Find and participate in consultations run by Northamptonshire County Council

Please note the short deadline which is 23rd October. 

regards,

Phil Letts Campaigns Officer   (contact Phil for more details email  righttoride@ctc-northampton.org.uk )   Text  07867 388592

Northampton Group.

To find out more about the local CyclingUK  group and its activities, which include organised rides, please visit the Group web site 

www.ctc-northampton.org.uk

Cycling UK continues to support the UK to cycle
This remains true during this difficult period with the ongoing threat of coronavirus Covid-19