Chance to see council’s aspirations to improve cycling and walking routes

Find out more about our future plans to cycling and walking

Two people riding bicycles on a woodland trail

An information event will be held on Monday 3 July in Oadby to give people in Leicestershire an understanding of what a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is – and to see plans of future improvements Leicestershire County Council aspire to deliver.

People can also hear the latest from officers involved in the development of the LCWIP’s which, hopefully, will benefit from Active Travel England future funding. The Choose How You Move team will also be on hand to offer information and advice on active travel.

The plan includes concept designs of some of the improvements being considered, having been developed following feedback from interested groups and members of the public.  

The meeting is open to everyone and is being held at Trinity Methodist Church, Harborough Road, Oadby LE2 5AB.

The proposals include providing separate protected spaces for cycling, walking and wheeling with improved junctions and crossings that prioritise active travel routes, which will also help the council to meet ambitious carbon reduction goals.

A recent period of public engagement allowed residents to have their say and pinpoint changes on a map which they would like to see, such as new walking and wheeling routes, cycle routes, roundabouts, and junctions.

Design concepts in the Oadby area have been developed from the feedback and  will be on show at the meeting, which runs from 12 noon until 7pm.

Councillor Ozzy O’Shea, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “I do urge people to come along and take part. This event will give the public an opportunity to see our commitment to improving cycling, walking and wheeling routes.

“These exciting plans can help us all to travel more easily and sustainably so the more local input we can get in shaping them, the better the schemes will be.”

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