We're developing a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for the city in order to plan strategically for the walking and cycling network.

The development of an LCWIP for the city is following the technical guidance issued by the Government, and will enable the council to review and prioritise the infrastructure that is needed to plan and improve the city’s walking and cycling network. It will also ensure that the city is well placed to bid for future funding opportunities relating to walking and cycling, and that cycling and walking are fully included and incorporated into new developments.

The LCWIP will aim to improve the walking and cycling network, promote active travel and enhance links between Brighton & Hove and neighbouring areas, including the South Downs National Park. Wider benefits of the plan include greater connectivity, equality of opportunity, and improved public health and overall quality of life for residents. It will also help meet the challenge of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030.

The plan will lead to a 10-year prioritised programme of walking and cycling improvements. It will present strategic walking and cycling networks and areas for improvements to encourage and support active travel in the city. Active travel is simply travelling in ways that are physically active like walking, wheeling (wheelchair / mobility aid), cycling or scooting for all, or part, of a journey.

The LCWIP document is strategic and does not set out specific measures or designs. These will be considered at a later date, subject to available funding and further consultation.

From 30 September 2021, we would like to hear your views on our draft LCWIP document. You can tell us what you think by completing our survey by 15 November 2021. Please visit our consultation page for more information including the draft LCWIP document, how you can provide your views, and details of drop-in events that we will be holding where you can learn more and speak to council officers.