Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

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What is the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)?

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) are a new, long term strategic approach to identify the walking and cycling infrastructure which is required across an area. LCWIPs need to be in place to attract central government transport funding and the BCP Council LCWIP will be a key part of our Transforming Travel programme.

Public engagement and consultation

The public is currently being invited to view and comment on our proposed network of walking and cycling routes which will connect the whole of the BCP area. This will help us to identify the most important improvements needed in order to make BCP safer and better for walking and cycling.

The LCWIP engagement is being conducted through BCP Council’s online engagement platform at:  This engagement is being undertaken to allow members of the public to understand more about the purpose of the LCWIP, view interactive maps and complete a feedback survey.  The engagement began on Thursday 25th March and will last for 4 weeks.

Feedback from this engagement will inform the draft LCWIP which will be formally consulted on in Summer 2021.

The BCP Council LCWIP

The LCWIP is an important way of enabling a significant increase in the number of journeys people choose to make by cycle or on foot and help reduce emissions and congestion. The improvements will be designed to be accessible and inclusive, catering for young and old and people with mobility impairments and other disabilities.

Our completed LCWIP will include a network plan showing the strategic cycle routes, key walking routes and core zones where our investment will be targeted. It will also include a prioritised programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment and a technical report containing the analysis that informs the plan.

As well as understanding public views, we are also working with a range of stakeholders to complete the plan. We aim to publish the final LCWIP in autumn 2021, following consideration and formal adoption by the Council’s Cabinet.

For more general information on BCP Council's Transport Policy, please click here.