Many of us recognise the challenges of Climate Change and the urgent need to act. We know that being active is good for us and more of us have walked and cycled throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. When asked what would make people maintain this, safe walking and cycling routes were the number one priority.
Cumbria County Council, in partnership with Eden District Council, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership and Cumbria's other district councils, is developing a series of local cycling and walking networks for urban areas across Cumbria.
To encourage cycling and walking, Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) have been drafted to identify, develop and secure funding and improve infrastructure.
A public consultation is taking place between Wednesday 14 July and Friday 6 August 2021 on the draft priority cycling and walking networks in Penrith.
Feedback is being sought on whether the plans connect people with the places they travel to on everyday journeys including employment, schools or leisure. The consultation also provides an opportunity for partners, stakeholders and members of the public to share ideas, explain the barriers faced when cycling and walking and what needs to change.
The responses will be used to help identify the cycling and walking schemes that will be included in the LCWIP for Penrith.
For more information, and to have your say, visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/cyclingandwalking.