We want to enable more people to walk and cycle for regular journeys, such as going to work, or to the shop. With over 40% of all journeys under 2 miles made by car, with the right infrastructure in place, many of these shorter journeys can be made on foot or by bike.

We have plans to increase opportunities for active travel to create better connected, healthier and more sustainable communities where people want to live and work.

Read our 2018 Lancashire active travel strategy (PDF)

Active travel fund

Following a successful bid to the Department for Transport, we were awarded £2.8m to deliver an integrated package of high-quality physical interventions and complementary behaviour change messages to provide lasting benefits and create an environment that is safer for both walking and cycling.

Local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs)

Local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs) enable a long-term approach to developing local cycling and walking networks, and form a vital part of the Government’s strategy to increase active travel.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our survey to find out what you think of our existing network, barriers to walking and cycling, and suggestions for new or improved routes and facilities. We are currently using your feedback to develop long-term plans for future networks across Lancashire. 

More about walking and cycling

Lancashire has an abundance of walks, including countryside, canals, rivers, woodlands, coast and towns. Ride along our traffic free routes, seaside promenades and canal towpaths.