Public’s chance to give views on proposals to improve walking and cycling links in Lowestoft and Stowmarket

Public’s chance to give views on proposals to improve walking and cycling links in Lowestoft and Stowmarket

Posted: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 09:40

Public’s chance to give views on proposals to improve walking and cycling links in Lowestoft and Stowmarket

People in Lowestoft and Stowmarket are being asked for their views on proposals to enhance walking and cycling provision at two sites in the towns.

Suffolk County Council is keen to hear people's thoughts about the proposed improvements, which will provide sustainable and safer links between residential developments, schools, and employment areas.

The changes would enhance existing walking and cycling routes.

In Lowestoft the proposed works would be between Dell Road and Kirkley Rise, while in Stowmarket they would be between Lowry Way and the town centre.

The works at both sites would see:

  • widening existing footpaths to a standard suitable for cycling
  • providing new pedestrian and cycle crossings
  • improving signage to help make walking and cycling easier and more convenient for people

Investment in both routes forms part of Suffolk County Council's active travel commitments, which was awarded funding by the Department for Transport.

Councillor Alexander Nicoll, Deputy Cabinet member for Transport Strategy, said:

"The views of the public are important and we want to hear what people think about these proposals

"Their feedback will help us and will be incorporated as much as possible in shaping these improvements in their towns."

The public consultation closes on October 25.

For further details or to leave views go to the Lowestoft proposals and the Stowmarket proposals pages at the Suffolk County Council website.

Information about the scheme can also be found by calling Suffolk County Council's customer service contact centre on 03456 066 067.

Tags: Active, Active transport, Cycling, Suffolk, Walking