There’s still time for Leicestershire locals to suggest ways to improve cycling and walking routes in two busy areas of the county.
Leicestershire County Council is using Social Pinpoint, a community engagement tool, to engage with people on its local cycling and walking infrastructure plan for the north of Leicester and Melton Mowbray.
Using the site’s straightforward interactive map, residents can directly indicate the changes they would like to see – such as new cycle lanes, roundabouts or walking trails – and attach their ideas for making cycling and walking easier and more accessible.
Following the adoption of the cycling and walking strategy and action plan in 2021, the council is now developing plans for several areas of the county, in addition to supporting district councils who choose to develop them for their areas. The Loughborough and south of Leicester plan was the first of these, held earlier this year.
The north of Leicester and Melton Mowbray plan is the next step towards establishing an attractive, integrated cycling and walking network across the county.
This plan will shape local walking and cycle routes in Melton Mowbray and the area north of Leicester for the future, so the more input we receive from local residents, businesses, visitors and councillors, the better for us all. The changes we go on to make, incorporating the public’s feedback, will help us to travel more easily and sustainably and cut congestion and pollution, securing safer and greener communities for Leicestershire.
Person:Councillor Ozzy O'Shea, cabinet member for highways and transport
Cycle ‘superhighways’, which consist of nominated lanes with priority for cyclists, are included in the council’s proposals and are designed to help the council meet its ambitious net zero carbon reduction goals. Delivery of these measures, as well as other proposals and suggestions arising from the plan and engagement, will be subject to the council securing sufficient funding.
Residents are reminded to take part before the engagement period ends on Wednesday, 16 November 2022.
Further information is also available about the north of Leicester and Melton Mowbray plan, as well as the council’s cycling and walking strategy and action plan.