Newquay 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

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

  • Newquay Town Centre,
  • The central area around Trenance Park, and
  • The Treloggan Road Retail Park and Industrial Estate area.

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…
CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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The full walking network

5 months

Six main walking routes were identified across Newquay, with the aim to create a cohesive and continuous walking network that links key destinations within the town.

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 creates an East-West connected route through the town centre, from the Tower Rd/Fore St roundabout to the resumption of the SW Coastal Path opposite the Best Western Hotel along Narrowcliff. The route provides access to either end of the town centre, as well as to the bus and rail stations, located to the west and centre of the centre respectively.

W02: This route connects the town centre and rail station to the schools in and around St Columb Minor. The route predominantly follows Henver Road, as the most efficient linking route for all forms of traffic.

W03: This route connects North Fistral Beach with both the western end of Pentire and the crossing point for the South West Coast Path over the Gannel. The route provides access to Fistral Beach from both the south and north sides, as well as providing multiple route options for users of the coast path (to continue following the coast or cut across Pentire). Connections are provided to routes W01 to the east and route W05 to the south.

W04: This route connects the town centre (route W01) with route W05 along Gannel Road. This provides a north-south link route, providing close access to Newquay Hospital, Trenance Park, and Trenance Gardens.

W05: This route connects the Treloggan Road and Trevemper roundabouts with the west of the town centre via Gannel Road. This provides a north-south route option, linking into W03 to access Fistral Beach at its northern end, and links to route W06 in the south east.

W06: This route connects Trevemper and the proposed end point of the Newquay Strategic Route south of the Nansledan development site, through to Henver Road and St Columb Minor (via the Sports Centre). Provides a link to W04 to access the town centre.


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The full cycling network

5 months

Seven cycling routes were identified across Newquay, with the aim to create a cohesive and continuous cycling network that links key trip origins with key trip destinations within the town.

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 forms an East-West connected route through Newquay town centre, passing through Newquay rail and bus stations, to the centre and west of the alignment. The route connects communities of Pentire in the West with Porth in the East, providing a safe route to access the educational facilities within St Columb Minor.

C02: The route connects Newquay Airport and the proposed location for the Cornwall Cycle Hub with Nansledan, via the A3059.

C03: The route provides a connection between the north and south of Newquay, connecting the A392 to Porth, passing through Trencreek via Trevenson Road.

C04: This North-South route through the centre of Newquay connects the town centre and rail station to non-coastal tourist attractions at Trenance Park, as well as Treloggan Rd. Retail Park and Industrial Estate. The route would link into the proposed future development of the Saints Trail, providing the final link between the trail and Newquay Town Centre.

C05: The route connects fringe communities at Nansledan, Quintrell Downs, Hendra, and future developments at Tevemper roundabout, providing a link route to/from more central routes into the centre of Newquay. The section of the route along the A392 and William Hosking Rd contains busy existing traffic but offers space for improved cycling infrastructure.

C06: This route connects Fistral Beach with the west of the town centre, alongside communities of Trenance, Treninnick and Hendra holiday parks. The route joins onto Gannel Rd (A392) to avoid extreme gradients along Treninnick Hill and Trenance Rd, and provides links into routes C01, C05, and C07.

C07: This route connects C04 with C06 along the A3058 to provide a relatively flat route from Gannel Road into the town centre. The route would support cyclists starting from Trenance Holiday Park, with links to Trenance Gardens.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
Page last updated: 31 Mar 2022, 03:02 PM