LCWIP consultation

Closed 16 Apr 2021

Opened 11 Mar 2021


Local Cycling Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) consultation

This LCWIP consultation should be seen as the first stage of a process to implement LCWIPs by Essex County Council. They ensure that a long-term approach can be 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.

The Government has encouraged local authorities to develop Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) based on a methodology set out by the Department for Transport (DfT). LCWIPs are designed to create cycling and walking networks which will deliver streetscape enhancements. These enhancements will improve health and wellbeing as well as reduce congestion and improve air quality. Walking and cycling are both an important means of travel and have associated health benefits such as improved fitness, mental health and lower risk of obesity and heart diseases.

Why your views matter

At this stage we are only asking your views on the shape and extent of walking and cycling network of routes, not on specific infrastructure enhancements to improve safety and make it easier to walk or cycle.

There will be a further stage of consultation on specific schemes which will follow in early summer 2021. This stage of consultation is called Active Travel Fund (ATF) consultation.

We are really keen to hear your views on these proposed networks. We want to know if you think they are broadly correct. Are there any gaps or routes which you consider should be extended?


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Highways
  • Public transport
  • Community transport
  • Transport planning