East Lancashire Strategic Cycleway Network consultation 2016

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Purpose Lancashire County Council has secured funding through the Regional Growth Fund to create a new cycleway network in East Lancashire. The aim is to create a joined-up network that provides access to workplaces, schools, colleges, shops and other services. The routes will be based on old disused railway lines and will mainly be off road 'greenways'.

Our vision is to have routes where you can teach children how to ride their bikes, take toddlers for a walk or in a pushchair, use a wheelchair or mobility vehicle, go for a horse ride, bike ride, do a 5km run or take a leisurely walk.

The two main routes of the project connect Accrington to Stubbins and Rawtenstall to Whitworth and follow disused railway lines where possible, to create connections between employment areas and where people live.

We want your views on this exciting project as the opinions of local communities and users will help shape how the cycleway network develops over the next four years.

We would like to know: how you use the routes; why some of you don't currently use these routes; and what surfacing you would like to see on new, narrow sections of the route where there is limited room and only one surface can be provided.

We value your input and would be grateful if you could complete the questionnaire.
Subject Cycle facilities
Footpaths, bridleways and rights of way
Commissioned by Environment and Community Projects
Geographic area Rossendale
Method Questionnaire - online
Questionnaire - postal
Consultation with General public
Date 09/05/2016 - 13/06/2016
Undertaken by Business Intelligence

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Contact information

For more information about this research contact:

Tony Lund
Tel: 01772 537693

Roy Halliday
Tel: 01772 530652

Email: eastlancscycleway@lancashire.gov.uk