Find out about exciting new walking and cycle plans for Exeter
Published: 9 March 2023
People have a chance to find out more about plans to expand Exeter’s cycling and walking network at an exhibition next week.
Proposals for the draft Exeter Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) will be on show to the public on Wednesday and Thursday 15 and 16 March.
Detailed route plans will be available to view at the exhibition which is being held in the Ante Chamber at County Hall in Exeter from 11am – 7pm on both days. It’s an opportunity for people to see the plans up close and speak to members of the project team.
The proposals for the draft plan are made up of 22 cycle routes and five city centre walking routes. They include traffic-free cycle routes, advisory cycle routes on quiet roads, as well as junction and pavement improvements to make it easier for people to take up active travel around Exeter.
People now have just over three weeks to have their say on the plan, with the consultation continuing until Friday 31 March.
Devon County Council has developed the plan in partnership with Exeter City Council to set out targeted investment over the next 10 years to provide a comprehensive active travel network.
Councillor Josie Parkhouse, Exeter City Council’s Lead Councillor for Leisure Services and Physical Activity, said: “This is a great chance for people to find out about these exciting proposals for Exeter and have their say. At the City Council, we’re keen to get as many people as possible choosing active travel to get around Exeter instead of getting in the car. We believe these traffic-free routes will give people a really viable option to leave the car behind and instead make that journey by walking or cycling.”
Organisers are keen for as many people as possible to take part in the consultation. The feedback received will help inform the development of the plan which will aim to enable and encourage more people to walk and cycle in Exeter.
The draft plan follows the Department for Transport’s LCWIP framework which forms a vital part of the government’s strategy to increase the number of trips made on foot or by cycle. The Exeter LCWIP will set out the infrastructure needed to enable people to change their travel habits and make progress towards the Exeter Transport Strategy target for 50% of work trips originating in Exeter to be made by foot or cycle by 2030.
The consultation website includes questionnaires for the proposed LCWIP network as a whole. There are also feedback forms to comment on individual cycling and walking routes.
To take part in the consultation, people can:
- View all information about the proposals on the consultation website (www.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay/consultations/exeter-local-cycling-and-walking-infrastructure-plan-lcwip/),
- Complete the online feedback forms (paper copies of these questionnaires are available on request),
- Attend one of the consultation events, details of which can be seen on the website,
- Email the project team: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information or the consultation materials in a different format, please write to: Transport Planning, Room 120, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Alternatively email: email@example.com or phone 01392 383000.