Essex Walking Strategy

Closed 31 Jul 2019

Opened 5 Jun 2019

Feedback Updated 12 Feb 2020

We Asked

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

The consultation seeked views on the draft sections within the document to inform the final strategy

You Said

Key conclusions

884 respondents

Over half of the respondents (598) stated that 'leisure' was
the main purpose for walking

The main purpose for people walking is to enjoy green
spaces

On average 77% of respondents who are essex residents walk for more than 15 minutes a day

For 10-15 minute distances, 728 out of 884 residents would
walk rather than use other modes of transport such as
driving.
 

For detailed findings can be found via the consultation page

We Did

The results of the consultation is shaping a further engagement piece
that will inform the final version of the strategy ready for publication at a later date

Results Updated 12 Feb 2020

Consultation report

Files:

Overview

The Essex County Council Stakeholder Consultation on the Draft Walking Strategy, took place this summer. However, now we would really like to hear the views of our residents, businesses and visitors regarding how we can increase walking in Essex, please follow this link to have your say:

https://consultations.essex.gov.uk/rci/essex-walking-strategy-resident-consultation/

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.

Benefits of Walking

Why We Are Consulting

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 walking.strategy@essex.gov.uk

If you are an organisation or representative of a community group, please email your thoughts regarding the strategy to walking.strategy@essex.gov.uk

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.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

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