Essex Walking Strategy: Residents Consultation

Closed 18 Oct 2019

Opened 2 Sep 2019

Results updated 2 Dec 2019

The consultation has now been completed and the report is available via the link below



Essex County Council recognises the importance of walking both as a form of transport and as a leisure activity.

The draft Walking Strategy is a response to the challenges and opportunities of walking in Essex, it outlines in detail the steps being taken to encourage walking at present and the direction that will be taken in the future.

For the purposes of this draft strategy - Pedestrians are defined as people traveling on foot and includes wheelchair users, buggies, pushchairs and mobility scooters travelling at a walking pace (max 4mph).

Benefits of Walking

Why your views matter

We want to increase the numbers of people walking in Essex and need your help to understand how we can do that.

This consultation is primarily designed for the residents and businesses of Essex, but those interested in how to improve our streets and footways to promote walking and improve the pedestrian environment can respond.  

The survey will take you 5 minutes to complete.

Need help? If you have any queries or problems in responding, please contact

If you are an organisation or representative of a community group, please email your thoughts regarding the strategy to

Your opinions and comments will help to finalise the Walking Strategy and identify the priorities to develop an action plan which will be presented to partners and ECC's Cabinet Winter 2019.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Country parks
  • Community development
  • Environmental planning
  • Health
  • Public transport
  • Transport planning