Isle of Wight Council

Sports Development Unit

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

Travel Crew - four young people crossing a road

In 2018 the Isle of Wight Council successfully applied to the Department for Transport. We applied for support. We needed support to develop a plan to improve walking and cycling infrastructure. The first Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) was developed for;


As a result of the extra funding received in 2021/22 three areas have invested in LCWIPs. This investment means Town and Parish councils are informed about their own areas and could benefit from future funding.

Latest LCWIPs:

    LCWIPs explained

    LCWIPs are identified in the government’s strategy. They are a new strategic approach to identifying cycling and walking improvements at a local level. LCWIPs enable a long-term approach to developing local cycling and walking networks. This means local authorities can apply for capital improvement funding, when it is available.

    The key outputs of LCWIPs are:

    • A network plan for walking and cycling. The plan will identify preferred routes and core zones for further development.
    • A prioritised programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment.
    • A report which sets out the underlying analysis carried out. It also provides a narrative which supports the identified improvements and network.


    By taking this strategic approach to improving conditions for cycling and walking, LCWIPs will help us to:

    • Identify cycling and walking infrastructure improvements. For future investment in the short, medium and long term.
    • Ensure local planning and transport policies and strategies consider cycling and walking.
    • Make the case for future funding for walking and cycling infrastructure.