Decision details

Cycling and Walking Member Working Group Recommendations - JUL21/CAB/18

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to present to Cabinet the recommendations of the Cycling and Walking Member Working Group for their consideration.


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:


1.    Select the Thorpe Wood on-road cycleway project for implementation, to widen the road and to create a bi-directional cycle lane from the footbridge to the business park.


2.    Continue with the School Streets programme where it was safe and appropriate to implement. 


3.    Establish a new permanent Cycling and Walking Member Working Group and approve the draft terms of reference (Appendix 1), subject to the amendment of paragraph 7 to read:


"Five Member representative, or another number as determined by the Leader of the Council, are invited to sit on the Working Group. The political balance of the working group will be reflective of the political proportionality of the Council. Substitutes are permitted. The Chair of the Working Group will be agreed at the first meeting of the group. Appropriate officers will attend meetings of the Working Group."


Reasons for the decision:

The recommendations have come from the Cycling and Walking Member Working Group. This Group was setup by Cabinet to recommend options for spending tranche 2 of the Government’s Active Travel Fund.

Alternative options considered:

A number of alternative options were considered by the Working Group (that met the funding requirements that any scheme must re-allocate road space), and after reviewing the options Crescent Bridge and the school streets programme were selected as the recommended schemes.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Active Travel Fund Communication Plan:


Cabinet report: Formation of the Cycling and Walking Working Group:

Publication date: 12/07/2021

Date of decision: 12/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 12/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/07/2021

Accompanying Documents: