Bike to the future with Solihull's new eco-friendly strategy - The Solihull Observer

Bike to the future with Solihull's new eco-friendly strategy

Solihull Editorial 14th Nov, 2020   0

SOLIHULL residents are being asked for their views on the borough’s new cycling and walking strategy.

A series of virtual sessions have been arranged to discuss the updated programme which will run until December 21 as part of a six week consultation.

Solihull town centre isn’t the easiest place to reach on foot or by bicycle, an issue already highlighted by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

The new look Cycling and Walking Strategy aims to set 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.

The programme is being guided by Councillor Ted Richards OBE, cabinet member for growth and infrastructure delivery at Solihull Council, who said: “This is a chance to look at how we deliver high quality cycling and walking infrastructure, tackle existing barriers to cycling and walking and embed cycling and walking initiatives into local policy.

“I would encourage everyone to take a look at our draft strategy which is now available on our website.

“There will be a range of opportunities to find out more and to share your thoughts on this important document over the coming weeks.”

All those interested in having their say will be able to take part in a series of virtual webinars.

Council officers will be presenting the updated strategy, while attendees will have the opportunity to make comments and send in their questions.

Virtual webinars will be hosted between 6pm and 7.30pm on Thursday, November 19, Wednesday, November 25, Thursday, December 10,

and Tuesday, December 15.

Webinar registration details will be made available shortly on the council’s Cycling and Walking Strategy webpage here

Anyone who has any questions or would like to share their views on the updated strategy can do so by emailing [email protected].


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