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Active travel - walking and cycling public consultation 2021

Telford & Wrekin Council Cycling and Walking Strategy (CWS) launched in 2017, establishing the Boroughs commitment to improving the local cycling and walking networks through an exciting range of measures and actions. These measures were aimed at delivering Telford and Wrekin Councils long term vision to increase cycling and walking and to ensure that active travel is part of our residents and visitors everyday activities. The Strategy included a range of actions to guide priorities and areas of funding that is required to deliver improved infrastructure, more cycling and walking routes, Bikeability, promotion and health awareness.

The Cycling and Walking Strategy is focussed on areas of the Borough with the greatest potential to increase the levels of cycling and walking. This approach aimed to utilise the resources and finance available and placed an emphasis on delivering infrastructure improvements which will support and encourage those people who currently do not cycle or walk to do so.

The delivery of Cycling and Walking Strategy will place the Borough in a greater position to secure future investment from a range of funding sources.

Why we are consulting

Since 2017, there has been a significant change in active travel habits not just in the borough but across the UK. There has been an increase in cycling and walking largely due to infrastructure improvements; being more active as way to better health and wellbeing, including a healthier weight; social distancing and the safest ways to travel during the pandemic; being more environmentally friendly and reducing our carbon footprint and air pollution; plus tightened household budgets. 

This consultation seeks to look at how we can collectively work together to increase and sustain the active travel momentum, especially focusing on people and places within our borough who are not yet part of the movement.

The consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone that responded, the infomration has proved essential in updating our Cycling & Walking Strategy and associated future plans

Last updated: 15/08/2022 10:43

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