COUNCILLORS will be asked to approve Workington’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan at a meeting next week.

Cumbria County Council’s Local Committee for Allerdale is set to meet at West Cumbria House on July 1.

And one of the items on the agenda is to approve a new cycling and walking strategy for Workington.

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The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans are a key part of the Cumbria Transport Infrastructure Plan, which will be in force until 2037.

Proposals for Workington are focussed on “the improvement of routes used for everyday shorter journeys such as to work, school or the shops. It aims to identify good quality infrastructure that connects the places people need to get to, in a coherent, direct, safe and attractive way.”

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The report set to be presented to councillors reads: “Recognising that it is not always possible to connect everywhere and that funding for delivery needs to be secured, the Workington LCWIP focuses on the routes where the most benefits can be realised.”

Workington’s LCWIP broadly identifies the type of improvements that could be made, subject to funding.

And the proposal for Workington includes on-highway fully segregated cycleways, off-road greenways providing rural cycling connections as well as strong visual priority for cyclists and walkers at side junctions.

Improvements to walking infrastructure would involve changes to the public realm such as continuing footways which would enforce pedestrian priority.