Hundreds of people have responded to a survey asking how cycling and walking provision in Leicestershire - here's how you can have your say

The county council wants to step up the number of journeys made by bike or on foot – while creating healthier communities and cutting carbon emissions at the same time

Friday, 19th February 2021, 4:26 pm
Updated Friday, 19th February 2021, 4:29 pm
Members of the LCC Safe and Sustainable Travel team riding bikes (pictured 2019).

Over 700 people have responded to a county council survey asking how cycling and walking provision can be improved in Leicestershire.

The council wants to step up the number of journeys made by bike or on foot – while creating healthier communities and cutting carbon emissions at the same time.

Cllr Trevor Pendleton, the council’s cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “We’ve had a really outstanding response so far to our survey and we’re absolutely delighted to see that so many individuals, groups and communities have shared their views.

"Among the key elements of the survey is asking people what prevents them walking or cycling and what measures we can put in place so, in the future, they can make more of the shorter journeys by bike or on foot.”

He added: “The views we receive will be used to shape the future strategy and our action plan.

“Rest assured, what people say now will play a part in forming our cycling and walking infrastructure for future generations."

The council hopes the replies to the study will reflect the wide diversity of Leicestershire’s communities and is particularly keen to encourage individuals and groups of BAME heritage to take part.

The survey will remain open until Sunday March 14 and is available at: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/cycling-and-walking-survey