Worcestershire active travel taskforce off to good start

Improvements to the cycling, walking and wheeling in Worcestershire was on the agenda last week at the first meeting of the newly created Active Travel stakeholder group.

More than 30 participants from various backgrounds, representing groups and organisations from across the county.

The group has been set up to help inform walking, cycling and wheeling provision across the county,

Council chiefs hope the group will meet in person twice a year, with additional meetings and potential sub-groups meeting more often online.

During the course of the year, the group may be called upon to give feedback on broader ideas and plans

Councillor Mike Rouse, cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “It was fantastic to have so many people who are passionate about improving our cycling, walking and wheeling network all in the same place at the same time, and representing such a diverse group of people.

“This group is hugely important, and I’m proud we’ve been able to provide an opportunity for people to have their say, no matter their experience of active travel in the county.”

Further proposals in development, include significant walking and cycling provision integrated into the major road network, funding applications and committing council funding to deliver a further two new river bridges.

The Local Transport Plan 4 to 2030 sets out 28 active travel corridors in Worcestershire. The first LCWIP for Evesham is being finalised and a second has been commissioned for Redditch.

Further members of the stakeholder group are being sought from Worcestershire groups and organisations.


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