A consultation has opened on the Black Country Cycling & Walking Strategy and Implementation Plan, commissioned by the four Black Country local authorities of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, together with Transport for West Midlands, part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The draft Strategy and Implementation Plan sets out plans for major infrastructure improvements. The aim is to promote more active travel and in response to the growing awareness of the associated health, environmental and economic benefits and increased interest in cycling at both a national and local level. The strategy outlines a number of key priorities for transforming cycling and walking in the Black Country, along with a prioritised investment plan along key routes. It follows the key principles of the wider West Midlands Cycling Charter, which aims to raise levels of cycling to 5% of all trips. A survey is set up so that you stakeholders can comment on the strategy. You can find more information about the study and the survey here.
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