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Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)

The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) are designed to create cycling and walking networks and is a crucial step for Sunderland in achieving our vision of a city that thrives.

The Government encourages local authorities to develop LCWIPs based on a methodology set out by the Department for Transport.

LCWIPs ensure that a long-term approach is 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.

LCWIPs are intended to:

  • Plan for cycling and walking using evidence and data on existing and future potential demand
  • Target investment where it can have the greatest impact
  • Identify cycling and walking infrastructure improvements in readiness for funding bids
  • Plan cycling and walking network that meet core design outcomes, meeting the needs of users

Following cabinet approval, you can now view the full Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) document.


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