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18th September 2020
Northamptonshire County Council has launched a consultation on the Northampton Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan and is seeking views from the public.
The Plan aims to make Northampton a leading centre for active travel, which fully embraces walking and cycling. The document outlines the walking and cycling measures that could be introduced to transform levels of walking and cycling in the town.
Cllr Jason Smithers, county council cabinet member for Highways and Place, said: “Encouraging people to do more walking and cycling for local journeys not only brings huge health and wellbeing benefits, but also improves air quality and helps to reduce congestion.”
The Northampton Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan includes a summary of the analysis work undertaken, a network plan which identifies the preferred routes and core walking zones for further development, alongside a prioritised programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment.
The Council is looking for people’s views on the scope of the document, its approach and whether any changes are needed to the schemes proposed to ensure that they meet the new cycling design guidance LTN 1/20 Cycling Infrastructure Design.
The consultation closes at midnight on 23 October 2020.