Falmouth & Penryn Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

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Walking and cycling are two of the most promising activities for addressing the current environmental challenges, promoting healthy lifestyles and ensuring a sustainable future for the generations to come. The Government’s ambition is to make walking and cycling the natural choices, not only for shorter journeys, but also for longer journeys with the combination of other modes of transportation. Furthermore, transforming local areas in ways that support active travel will reduce congestion, improve physical and mental health and support local economies, aligning with the Government’s sustainable vision.

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) have been developed by the Department for Transport (DfT) for local and regional authorities to take a strategic approach in improving walking and cycling infrastructure and encourage a shift away from motorised vehicles.

The three key outputs of an LCWIP are:

  • a network plan for walking and cycling, which identifies preferred routes and core zones
  • a prioritised programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment, and
  • a report which sets out the underlying analysis carried out and provides a narrative which supports the identified improvements and network.

Cornwall Council have secured state funding as part of the Local Authority Capability Fund to support the commitments made in the Government’s Cycling and Walking Plan. AECOM are supporting Cornwall Council and Cormac in developing separate LCWIPs for the following areas:

  • Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth (CPIR),
  • Falmouth & Penryn,
  • Newquay, and
  • Penzance & Newlyn.

More information on the LCWIP guidelines and the methodology followed to identify walking and cycling routes can be found at:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/908535/cycling-walking-infrastructure-technical-guidance-document.pdf

Consultation on the proposed networks has now closed and results are being analysed.

Walking and cycling are two of the most promising activities for addressing the current environmental challenges, promoting healthy lifestyles and ensuring a sustainable future for the generations to come. The Government’s ambition is to make walking and cycling the natural choices, not only for shorter journeys, but also for longer journeys with the combination of other modes of transportation. Furthermore, transforming local areas in ways that support active travel will reduce congestion, improve physical and mental health and support local economies, aligning with the Government’s sustainable vision.

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) have been developed by the Department for Transport (DfT) for local and regional authorities to take a strategic approach in improving walking and cycling infrastructure and encourage a shift away from motorised vehicles.

The three key outputs of an LCWIP are:

  • a network plan for walking and cycling, which identifies preferred routes and core zones
  • a prioritised programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment, and
  • a report which sets out the underlying analysis carried out and provides a narrative which supports the identified improvements and network.

Cornwall Council have secured state funding as part of the Local Authority Capability Fund to support the commitments made in the Government’s Cycling and Walking Plan. AECOM are supporting Cornwall Council and Cormac in developing separate LCWIPs for the following areas:

  • Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth (CPIR),
  • Falmouth & Penryn,
  • Newquay, and
  • Penzance & Newlyn.

More information on the LCWIP guidelines and the methodology followed to identify walking and cycling routes can be found at:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/908535/cycling-walking-infrastructure-technical-guidance-document.pdf

Consultation on the proposed networks has now closed and results are being analysed.

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The identified core walking zones

over 2 years

Core Walking Zones (CWZ) are identified in areas where the need to increase permeability and improve safety for pedestrians is essential. Five such CWZ were identified in Falmouth and Penryn:

  • the Falmouth Town Centre,
  • the area around Penmere Railway Station,
  • the area around Bickland Business Park,
  • the Penryn Town Centre, and
  • the area around Kernick Industrial Estate.

Please note that consideration of infrastructure and townscape improvements do not form part of this stage and will be considered after the confirmation of the routes.

Have your say

What is your opinion on these core walking zones? Please use the pins to comment on shown CWZ or propose alternative CWZs. To edit the location or comment associated with a pin, click on the vertical ellipsis.

We welcome your views on their location and size, here are some feedback examples: 

  • I believe that including X development in Y CWZ is important because… 
  • I think an additional CWZ is needed in X area because…
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The full walking network

over 2 years

Eight walking routes were identified across Falmouth and Penryn, with the aim to create a cohesive and continuous walking network that links key destinations in the two towns.

These walking routes are not definite at this point, and your feedback will help us improve their alignment in order to propose a network that will best suit the town’s everyday needs.

Have your say

We welcome your views on these routes, here are some feedback examples:

  • The route could make use of X active travel scheme that is planned to run along X, Y, Z roads.
  • This route feels unsafe because…
  • Instead of running along X road, the route could be aligned along Y road, because it is, e.g., wider, safer and currently preferred by locals.

We are especially interested in knowing whether you agree with the alignment they follow, the roads they run along or whether you think there is a better alternative route we should be investigating.

Please use the pins to log your comments on specific parts of the routes and include the name of the route in each of your comment, e.g., W02 - The route could make use of X active travel scheme that is planned to run along X, Y, Z roads. To edit the location or comment associated with a pin, click on the vertical ellipsis.

Route Descriptions

W01: This route connects Mabe Burnthouse to Falmouth and W06 at Ponsharden roundabout. The route provides access to several key destinations, such as the University of Exeter (Penryn Campus), Penryn Railway Station and Penryn Town Centre. It extends into Falmouth along the most direct route through Dracaena Avenue, where the planned Falmouth campus to campus active travel scheme will run.

W02: This route connects Mabe Burnthouse to route W01 at Penryn Town Centre. The route provides access to several key destinations, such as the Kernick employment area, Penryn Railway Station, and Penryn Town Centre.

W03: This route connects the University of Exeter (Penryn Campus) with the Kernick employment area and the Asda Superstore, providing an important walking link between student residential buildings on campus and amenities and jobs, whilst also connecting walking routes W01 and W02.

W04: This route connects Bickland Business Park and Tregoniggie Industrial Estate to Falmouth Town Centre via Penmere Railway Station. It provides the most direct link between Falmouth Town Centre and Penmere Station via Killigrew Street and facilitates an east-west connection between walking routes W01, W05, W06, W07 and W08.

W05: This route runs along Trescobeas Road, Tregenver Road, Western Terrace, Penance Road, to the waterfront at Cliff Road. It provides a connection via the most direct path from other walking routes to Falmouth Hospital.

W06: This route connects Penryn to Falmouth Town Centre and Falmouth Docks Station. It passes through the busy pedestrian area of the Falmouth Town Centre, where some traffic restrictions already exist, and avoids the steep gradients of Old Hill.

W07: This route connects Falmouth Town Centre and Falmouth Hospital and runs along Kimberley Park Road. It provides a shortcut between walking routes W04 and W05.

W08: This route connects integrates the Boslowick residential area into the walking network and provides direct walking routes to key destinations, including the Falmouth Town Centre, the university campus, and Falmouth Town Railway Station. This is a circular route that includes two key railway underpass crossings at Marlborough Avenue and Avenue Road, which currently provide railway severance between the town centre and southwestern residential areas.


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The full cycling network

over 2 years

Six cycling routes were identified across Falmouth and Penryn, with the aim to create a cohesive and continuous cycling network that links key trip origins with key trip destinations in the two towns.

These cycling routes are not definite at this point, and your feedback will help us improve their course in order to propose a network that will best suit your everyday needs.

Have your say

We welcome your views on these routes, here are some feedback examples:

  • The route could make use of X active travel scheme that is planned to run along X, Y, Z roads.
  • This route feels unsafe because…
  • Instead of running along X road, the route could be aligned along Y road, because it is, e.g., wider, safer and currently preferred by locals.

We are especially interested in knowing whether you agree with the alignment they follow, the roads they run along or whether you think there is a better alternative route we should be investigating.

Please use the pins to log your comments on specific parts of the routes and include the name of the route in each of your comment, e.g., C02 - The route could make use of X active travel scheme that is planned to run along X, Y, Z roads. To edit the location or comment associated with a pin, click on the vertical ellipsis. 

Route Descriptions

C01: This route connects the two university campuses and forms a cycle spine corridor between Falmouth and Penryn. It is a primary north-south route that follows the most direct path between Falmouth and Penryn along Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth Road, and the B3292.

C02: This route connects Falmouth Town Centre to Falmouth Docks rail station and links to the existing cycling infrastructure on Castle Dr and north to Penryn. The route takes North Parade to avoid the steep gradients of Old Hill and Market, Church, and Arwenack streets through the town centre, where some traffic restriction measures are already in place.

C03: This route is the second link between Penryn and Falmouth, originating at the University of Exeter (Penryn Campus) and passing through Kernick employment area along Kernick Road. As increased development is planned for this area in the future, a number of alternative routes were identified in order to confirm the route that will accommodate local needs in the best possible way. 

C03a: The route originates at the University of Exeter (Penryn Campus) and passes along the A39 by the Kernick employment area on Kernick Road, links to Hillhead roundabout, run along a planned cycling scheme between Hillhead roundabout and Ponsharden roundabout and links to cycling route C01.

C03b: The route originates at the University of Exeter (Penryn Campus) and passes along the A39 by the Kernick employment area on Kernick Road, links to Hillhead roundabout, runs through the FP-H2 future housing development (which is expected to include active travel infrastructure), along Lambs Lane and links to cycling route C04.

C03c: The route originates at the University of Exeter (Penryn Campus) and passes along Kernick Road, Helston Road, through Penryn Town centre and along Eastwood Road and Hill Head Road and links to cycling route C05. 

C03d: The route originates at the University of Exeter (Penryn Campus) and passes along Kernick Road, Woodland Avenue, College Wood/College Hill, through the FP-H1 future housing development (which is expected to include active travel infrastructure), Hill Head Road and links to cycling route C05. 

C03e: The route originates at the University of Exeter (Penryn Campus), passes along Kernick Park and through College Valley along side, merges on College Wood/College Hill, runs through the FP-H1 future housing development (which is expected to include active travel infrastructure), along Hill Head Road and links to cycling route C05.

In your response to this question, we would appreciate if in your feedback you ranked the identified alternatives from your most preferred (1) to you least preferred (5). In the case you have an additional proposition, please include this in the ranking and refer to it as “My C03”. 

C04: This route connects Union Road to Falmouth Docks rail station and the existing cycling infrastructure on Castle Dr. It passes by Falmouth Hospital and runs along Trescobeas Road, Tregenver Road, Western Terrace, and Melvill Road. It provides the most direct route from the northwestern areas of Falmouth through the town and connects or crosses a number of other identified cycling routes (C01, C02, C05 and C06).

C05: This route connects Hillhead roundabout to Falmouth Town Centre via the Bickland business park, Tregoniggie industrial estate and Penmere railway station. The route provides the most direct link between Falmouth Town Centre and Penmere Station, and an east-west connection across the town. It connects with cycling routes C01 and C04 at Western Terrace near the A39/Dracaena Road roundabout.

C06: This route connects the Boslowick residential area to the rest of the town. It links with cycling route C05 at Mongleath Road/Boslwick Road roundabout, and with cycling route C04 at Western Terrace/Wood Lane/Melvill Road roundabout, passing though Swanpool Hill. 


CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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