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St Helens Borough Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)

What is the St Helens Borough LCWIP?

The  St Helens Borough Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) (PDF) [14MB]  is our long-term plan, aimed at dramatically improving the safety, comfort and attractiveness of walking and cycling in the borough.

The purpose of this plan is to set out a prioritised list of schemes for delivery over the next 10 years that will improve walking and cycling infrastructure for St Helens Borough residents, workers and visitors alike.

To do this:

  1. We looked at what's already there, what the barriers were and what had potential for improvement. 
  2. We identified connections which people use frequently and made a list of schemes to bring about improvement. This included new routes and improvements to existing routes.
  3. Finally, we prioritised based on things that are important to St Helens, such as improving links to education, improving road safety and reducing carbon emissions.

A great deal of research has helped inform the development of the plan, alongside a 6-week public consultation on the Draft LCWIP, before the final LCWIP was adopted by Cabinet on April 2023.