LGIU Briefing | Draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

I attended the Bristol Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy Workshop. Lot of good stuff was discussed with many people from different cycle campaigning groups as well as council officers from as far away as Devon.

The discussions we had were focused primarily around how central government can support and guide local government. A real push from everybody was a set of high quality standards, tools to evaluate the designs ( TfL’s Cycling Level of Service Audit), and even a centre of excellence.

If you want to feed into the process please read the article and email Walking.Cycling@dft.gsi.gov.uk They are watching this email address very closely at the moment.

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28 April 2016

Draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

Ruth Bradshaw LGiU ssociate

Summary

  • The Government has recently published a consultation on its draft cycling and walking investment strategy. The deadline for comments is 23 May 2016.
  • The strategy sets out the Government’s ambition and objectives for cycling and walking, the financial resources available to meet those objectives, how the objectives will be delivered and the governance arrangements.
  • The Government will be issuing guidance this summer on the preparation of Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) and, among other things, the consultation seeks views on the assistance that local authorities will need to deliver these plans.
  • This briefing provides an overview of the draft strategy. It will be of interest to elected members and officers with transport, planning and public health responsibilities.

Briefing in full

Introduction

Under the Infrastructure Act 2015, the Government is required to set…

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