Have your say on cycling routes in Waveney

Cycling generic. Photo: Bill Darnell.

Cycling generic. Photo: Bill Darnell. - Credit: Archant © 2004

People living in Waveney have the chance to have their say on a new strategy to improve the cycle network.

The draft Cycle Strategy – which was unveiled for public consultation last week – identifies existing issues with cycling routes across the area and proposes potential improvements, aiming to encourage more people to cycle.

Comments are welcome on any cycling issues along with suggestions for ways in which these issues could be resolved. This feedback will then contribute towards the creation of a more integrated cycle network, which comprises long-distance routes as well as traffic-free and on-road cycle lanes that connect different locations while also looking at road crossings, cycle parking and dropped kerbs. An improved cycle network will also help to raise the profile of cycling locally.

David Ritchie, Waveney's Deputy Leader and cabinet member for Planning and Coastal Management, said: 'Cycling is a simple and accessible way to travel and it has numerous benefits, such as improved health and reduced transportation costs. It is hoped that the Cycling Strategy will greatly improve the local cycling infrastructure and allow cyclists to move across the area with ease and in safety.'

To view the draft strategy and an interactive map of cycle network issues, visit www.consult.waveney.gov.uk

You can respond to the consultation online or by emailing waveneylocalplan@eastsuffolk.gov.uk. You can also write Waveney's Planning Policy and Delivery Team, Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ.

The consultation closes on March 15.