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In order to support the Government’s ambition to make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey, Portsmouth City Council have developed the Portsmouth LCWIP, setting out a long-term approach for developing cycling and walking networks in the city.

Developed in conjunction with consultants, the Portsmouth LCWIP has been produced using the Department for Transport technical guidance for Local Authorities (LA’s). This sets out how, by taking a strategic approach to improving conditions for cycling and walking, LCWIPs will assist LA’s 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
The six stages of an LCWIP
1Determining Scope Establish the geographical extent of the LCWIP, and arrangements for governing and preparing the plan.
2Gathering Information Identify existing patterns of walking and cycling and potential new journeys. Review existing conditions and identify barriers to cycling and walking. Review related transport and land use policies and programmes.
3Network Planning for Cycling Identify origin and destination points and cycle flows. Convert flows into a network of routes and determine the type of improvements required.
4Network Planning for Walking Identify key trip generators, core walking zones and routes, audit existing provision and determine the type of improvements required.
5Prioritising Improvements Prioritise improvements to develop a phased programme for future investment.
6Integration and Application Integrate outputs into local planning and transport policies, strategies, and delivery plans.

The following table explains the six stages of a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP).