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05 November 2021

Cumbrians urged to help improve walking and cycling routes in Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle and Kendal

Following on from the successful consultation in May 2021, where Cumbria County Council asked residents, businesses and visitors for their views and thoughts on how cycling and walking provisions can be improved in Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle and Kendal, the County Council is now seeking additional views and feedback on the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs).

The first round of consultation gathered lots of momentum, and many suggestions for improving the infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians were received. Reports on the results of the first round of consultation can be found on the County Council’s website: www.cumbria.gov.uk/planning-environment/cyclingandwalking/

Cumbria County Council, in partnership with Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership and Cumbria’s six district councils, would now like to receive further 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 applying to the Department for Transport for funding to deliver the infrastructure improvements.

This second round of consultation will help identify and prioritise the improvements that are needed to enable everyone to feel confident they can walk or cycle to work, school, community hubs and other areas in each city/town.  All feedback will assist with the funding applications, which, if successful, will help support our efforts to increase active travel in Cumbria and in turn reduce the number of car journeys.

This second round of consultation will run from Friday 5 November to Friday 26 November. To provide feedback you can:

• Respond online       

• Attend one of our public consultation drop-in events

• Complete and return the questionnaire to FREEPOST CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL.

To find out more information about the LCWIPs please view our project website or to attend a drop-in event, please go to:

  • Barrow-in-Furness - Friday 12 November, from 12pm and 5pm, at The Forum, 28 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH. County Council officers will be attending the #BrilliantBarrow Towns Deal engagement afternoon, where we can help answer any queries you may have. There will also be a display on the Barrow Active Travel Scheme, at this event.
  • Carlisle: - Thursday 18 November between 12pm and 5.30pm, at Carlisle Library, 11 Globe Lane, Carlisle, CA3 8NX. County Council officers will be on hand to help answer queries about this consultation. There will also be a LCWIP information display in Carlisle Library from Friday 5 to Friday 26 November.
  • Kendal - Monday 22 November between 12.30pm and 6.30pm, at Kendal Town Hall, Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4DL. County Council officers will be on hand to help answer queries about this consultation. There will also be a LCWIP information display in Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PY from Friday 5 to Friday 26 November.

For further details on the consultation, online survey, and collection points of the document please visit https://cumbria.gov.uk/cyclingandwalking

Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “This is an exciting time for residents, business, and the community to have their say on their future cycle and walking routes.  We want to improve connectivity, but also want people to explore and enjoy the beauty of Cumbria, whilst improving air quality, reaping the benefits of a healthier lifestyle, reducing congestion and improving the vibrancy and economic success of towns.

This is a very short survey that will take less than 10 minutes to complete. We need the public’s help to ensure we understand what is wanted in Barrow, Carlisle and Kendal. Every suggestion will be taken into consideration which will help us to improve our network for cycles and pedestrians for the future”.


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Following on from the successful consultation in May 2021, where Cumbria County Council asked residents, businesses and visitors for their views and thoughts on how cycling and walking provisions can be improved in Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle and Kendal, the County Council is now seeking additional views and feedback on the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs).