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25 November 2021

Cumbria County Council reminds people to have their say on cycling and walking in Kendal

Cumbria County Council would like to remind the public that it’s not too late to have their say on how cycling and walking could be improved in Kendal.

The consultation on proposals set out in Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs), is open until tomorrow (Friday 26 November). For more information and to complete the short online survey, please go here: www.cumbria.gov.uk/planning-environment/cyclingandwalking/

Cumbria County Council, in partnership with Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership and Cumbria’s six district councils, have asked for input from residents and businesses to ensure that the LCWIPs are the best they can be. Demonstrating local support for the proposals is particularly important when opportunities arise to apply for funding to deliver the infrastructure improvements.

In Kendal the County Council are proposing to improve access to the town centre and connections to railway stations, employment sites and secondary schools. Recognising the need to secure funding for delivery, the LCWIP proposes giving early priority to routes for active travel along the Kendal River and Canal Corridors. The County Council are also working on the development of an outline business case for the Kendal Northern Access Route which by reducing the impact of through-traffic within Kendal could also provide further opportunities to improve walking and cycling routes in the town centre, as identified in the LCWIP.

All feedback will assist with the funding applications for the LCWIPs, which, if successful, will help shape the future for cyclists and pedestrians over the next ten years.

Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said:

“This is an exciting time for residents and business, within Kendal. We have already made some significant improvements with cycle and walking routes. This consultation will help identify and prioritise more improvements that are needed to enable everyone to feel confident they can walk or cycle to work, school, community hubs and other areas in Kendal and will allow us to apply to the Department of Transport for funding."

“We are also working on the Kendal Northern Access Route, which will compliment all the work that we have achieved so far with LCWIPs."

“I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to come and speak to the team at our recent face to face consultation event in Kendal and encourage everyone to get involved and have their say so that together we can develop the best plans for cycling and walking in Kendal.”


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Cumbria County Council would like to remind the public that it’s not too late to have their say on how cycling and walking could be improved in Kendal.