Solihull residents are being encouraged to have their say on the future of cycling and walking in the borough with two further online webinars set to take place
Solihull Council launched a six-week consultation on the emerging Cycling and Walking Strategy last month with a series of online webinars for people to get involved. The current consultation period comes to an end on Monday 21 December, but there are still opportunities to take part with two further webinars planned on Thursday 10 December and Tuesday 15 December.
Solihull’s Cycling and Walking Strategy sets out a clear vision for the delivery of cycling and walking infrastructure across the borough and looks at what can be done to improve the capability and confidence of residents to cycle and walk more often.
Two well attended live webinar sessions have already taken place, involving a short presentation from Council officers working on the strategy and a lively Q&A session. They have led to some productive and meaningful conversation about the future of cycling and walking in Solihull – topics covered in the discussion at the last webinar included the importance of secure cycle storage, getting ‘buy-in’ from businesses across the borough and how to build a greater understanding between cyclists and road users.
The Council is encouraging residents keen to have their say or just find out more to join one of the two upcoming sessions. People can sign up to the next webinar on Thursday 10 December at 6pm by registering here.
For more information and to view the strategy
Cllr Richards, OBE, Cabinet Member for Growth & Infrastructure Delivery at Solihull Council, said:
“It’s been great to see the response to the Cycling and Walking Strategy consultation so far. Despite not being able to meet with people face to face at the moment, the success of our last two webinars demonstrates how meaningful consultation can still take place. The feedback and insight we’ve received so far really helps us to refine the strategy ahead of its formal adoption in 2021.
“We really want to hear from many people as possible. Whether you’re an avid cyclist, regular commuter or just someone enjoys a leisurely ride or walk at weekends. Perhaps you don’t walk or cycle at all but would like to give it a try - we want to hear from you. Join the conversation by attending one of our two remaining webinars before the consultation closes on Monday 21 December”.
Residents can also ask questions or share their views on the strategy by emailing a new inbox which has been set up specifically for this consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, they can write to:
Solihull Cycling and Walking Strategy
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