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Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)

Consultation, 18 October 2021 to 12 November 2021

We want to improve opportunities to travel on foot or by cycle around Sunderland, and we want your views.

The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) are designed to create cycling and walking networks and is a crucial step for Sunderland in achieving our vision of a city that thrives.

The Government encourages local authorities to develop LCWIPs based on a methodology set out by the Department for Transport.

LCWIPs ensure that a long-term approach is taken to develop local cycling and walking networks, ideally over the next 10-year period and form a vital part of the Government's strategy to increase the number of trips made on foot or by cycle.

This consultation should be seen as the first stage of a process to implement Sunderland City Council's LCWIP.

LCWIPs are intended to:

  • Plan for cycling and walking using evidence and data on existing and future potential demand
  • Target investment where it can have the greatest impact
  • Identify cycling and walking infrastructure improvements in readiness for funding bids
  • Plan cycling and walking network that meet core design outcomes, meeting the needs of users

Have a look at our frequently asked questions for further information.

We would like your views on the proposed walking and cycling network routes included in the LCWIP.

Please note there will be a further stage of consultation to comment on specific individual schemes to follow.

LCWIP - plan for consultation document

Please send your comments to:

Consultation is open from Monday 18 to Friday 12 November 2021.

We may not be able to respond individually to your comments, but all comments will be considered.


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