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Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans are focused, 10-year plans for developing a cycle and walking network within a local area

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Introduction

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans are focused, 10-year plans for developing a cycle and walking network within a local area. They were first mentioned in the Government’s 2017 Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy and are key documents to support active travel funding opportunities.

We have developed five Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans one each for Bridgwater, Taunton, Yeovil, Mendip and Frome, with more being planned.

The first editions of the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans have been developed using data to identify where the most journeys are taking place and where people are travelling from and where they are going. A core network has then been identified to connect those places in the most direct and comfortable way. The aim is to provide an easy-to-use network that is accessible for all people who chose to travel in an active way, whether they’re an unconfident cyclist, have less mobility, are pushing a buggy or just keen to get out of their car.

As we go along, we will be updating the Plans to reflect people’s comments, new funding opportunities and the changing nature of transport provision. We will be providing online consultation opportunities for all the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans and specific schemes (when they come forward) through our sustainable transport consultation site: Somerset Active Travel.

You can also contact us, if you think your local town or area would benefit from an Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan or if you have any comments on a current Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan please email transportpolicy@somerset.gov.uk.

Last reviewed: March 5, 2024 by Qi

Next review due: September 5, 2024

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