Sports Development Unit

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

Travel Crew

In 2018 we successfully applied to the Department for Transport for support to develop a plan to improve walking and cycling infrastructure. The initial Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) has been developed for the Ryde gateway and Newport town. In 2021 additional funding has been made available to expand LCWIPs to other areas of the Island.

LCWIPs explained

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

The key outputs of LCWIPs are:

  • a network plan for walking and cycling which identifies 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 and provides a narrative which supports the identified improvements and network

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

  • identify cycling and walking infrastructure improvements for future investment in the short, medium and long term
  • ensure that consideration is given to cycling and walking within both local planning and transport policies and strategies
  • make the case for future funding for walking and cycling infrastructure

Grant funding

We are inviting local town and parish councils to apply for up to £10,000 match funding to support the development of LCWIPs in their areas. Town and Parish council representatives are being asked to review our grant guidance notes together with the DfT guidance notes and planning tool before completing the survey application form

If you are not a representative of your local town or parish council we encourage you to speak with representatives in your area to see how you can provide support.      

Successful bids will need to be completed on or before the 31 March 2022.

Town and Parish councils will enter into an agreement with us. We will provide the grant funding and monitor the progress of each LCWIP on a monthly basis. An example of the grant agreement can be viewed in advance. 

This grant application must close at 2pm on Monday 15 November 2021. Successful applicants will be notified no later than Thursday 25 November 2021.