Cycling and Walking Strategy

To support Solihull’s Transport Strategy ‘Solihull Connected’ we are currently developing a Cycling and Walking Strategy for the borough.

Cycling and walking are recognised as important components to reduce congestion, improve air quality and support better physical and mental health. Cycling and walking have the real potential to enhance the vibrancy and special character of our borough.

The Cycling and Walking Strategy presents the Council’s overall approach to active travel in the borough. The strategy will set out our vision for how we will deliver cycling and walking infrastructure, how we will improve the capability and confidence of our residents to cycle and walk more often and how we will ensure new developments cater for cycling and walking. 

The Cycling and Walking Strategy is a key step in our approach to accommodate growth in travel demand on our network while maintaining Solihull’s special character.

Purpose of the Cycling and Walking Strategy:

  • set the overall vision for cycling and walking in Solihull
  • set a clear standard for cycling and walking infrastructure
  • ensure major developments consider active travel - more sustainable approach to transport
  • embed cycling and walking initiatives into local policy

As part of the strategy, we will also be producing a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). LCWIPs are a new Government approach to identify cycling and walking improvements required at a local level. 

The Solihull LCWIP will enable a long-term approach to develop a local cycling and walking network within the borough. The overall aim of the Solihull LCWIP will be to improve cycling and walking infrastructure across the borough over the next 10 years.

We want local residents to join us in helping to shape our new strategy as it develops. Take a moment to review the Solihull Cycling and Walking Strategy - Engagement Report which provides a summary of the emerging strategy and then tell us what you think by taking part in our Cycling and Walking Survey.

Take part in the survey

You can also find out more and give us your views by coming along to one of our public drop-in events which will be taking place across the borough:

Sign up to Stay Connected

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