Shropshire Council has started consultation on a proposed network of new and upgraded walking and cycling routes across Shropshire – including new cycle lanes, footpaths, crossings and bridges.
A six-week consultation into Shropshire’s draft Cycling and Walking Plan runs until 16 June.
The cycling and walking plan (also referred to as the LCWIP*) sets out a 10-year plan for delivering new or improved infrastructure for walking and cycling in Shropshire – to encourage more people to choose active modes of travel wherever possible.
The plan focuses on seven key market towns – Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Market Drayton, Church Stretton, Ludlow and Whitchurch. These areas have the largest numbers of people and therefore offer the greatest opportunity to increase levels of cycling and walking.
A list of proposals has been drawn up for each town, with schemes ranked in order of priority based on their effectiveness and deliverability.
The full plan can be seen here.
The consultation includes lots of ways for people of all ages to find out more and have their say.
It includes: an online survey; seven ‘roadshow’ style consultation events at which people can meet the team and find out more; two online webinars, information sessions for teachers and pupils at four local schools, and more.