North Northamptonshire Council is inviting the public to share their opinions on a draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Corby, following a consultation in 2022. The plan, developed in collaboration with specialist transport consultants WSP and Brightwayz, focuses on proposed routes and corridors throughout Corby.
The council is seeking feedback on the routes, prioritisation of routes, and comments on the proposals. LCWIPs play a crucial role in identifying cycling and walking improvements at the local level.
This 10-year plan aims to establish a network of safe routes across the area, including dedicated cycle infrastructure, new footways, safer crossings, traffic calming measures, and designated locations for cycle parking.
Cllr Matt Binley, the council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets said: “It is great that we are now at the stage in developing the LCWIP for Corby where we can ask for feedback on proposed routes. Active travel, which includes walking and cycling, is an essential component of creating a sustainable transport infrastructure across North Northants.
“But we can’t do this without resident’s and stakeholder’s input, so please do take a look and let us know your priorities and comments for the proposed 6 cycle routes and 13 walking routes.”
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council, added: “Having the right infrastructure in place is vital and has countless benefits, including reducing car journeys and helping people live a more active lifestyle, which is why I am pleased we are moving forward with the LCWIP for Corby and refining routes and plans.”
Once feedback has been received, the draft report will undergo a review by the Executive for adoption by North Northamptonshire Council. The consultation period will remain open until September 27.
To access the plan and participate in the consultation process, interested individuals can visit NNC’s consultation hub. It is important to note that this project is distinct from the Corby Towns Fund work on the Corby Station Link road. Although the latter will undergo a separate consultation later in the year, it falls within the broader scope of the LCWIP.
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