About Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs)
Consultation closes: Thursday 14 December 2023
Consultation opened: Wednesday 1 November 2023
A Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is a working blueprint for delivering a high-quality, accessible and safe infrastructure aimed at making towns and villages more cycling, scooting, wheeling and pedestrian friendly.
By prioritising cycling and walking infrastructure, LCWIPs should create a network that encourages residents to choose active modes of transportation for their daily commutes, errands and recreational activities. Increased wheeling, walking, cycling improves the health and wellbeing of the individual and reduces the dominance of cars, improving air quality and road safety in the local area.
The benefits extend beyond pedestrians and cyclists and aims to make life easier for users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams.
We have 6 Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) in development, covering the entirety of Central Bedfordshire. The LCWIPs are:
- Ampthill and Flitwick
- Biggleswade, Potton and Sandy
- Arlesey, Fairfield, Henlow and Stotfold
- Dunstable and Houghton Regis
- Leighton Linslade
- rural routes, including other areas not referenced above
You can find out more by reading the consultation document. The consultation is being hosted on our new digital engagement platform Commonplace. We encourage you to explore the documents on this platform and submit your responses using this method.
The consultation is split into 5 area-specific pages or tiles, to provide an alternative and more interactive way of viewing the content. There are feedback boxes on each page to capture your comments.