Walking and cycling in your neighbourhood

Published Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 15:01

Studies show that most every day journeys people take are less than two miles in distance. To enable a greener future for Blackburn and Darwen, it’s important we increase the number of people walking or wheeling those journeys in the borough.

A survey is currently available for residents of all ages in our communities to take part in, especially those who are disengaged from walking and cycling.

It has been created to help us identify barriers to both walking and cycling. Additionally it asks where people look for information. The feedback should help us to remove barriers, such as poor lighting, and improve access to relevant information and support.

Take the Walking and Cycling survey 

By taking a few minutes to think about how the roads in our neighbourhoods are used, and where things might be improved, you can really help to make a difference.

Blackburn with Darwen Executive Member for Wellbeing, Cllr Damian Talbot said: “Healthy streets are where everyone feels welcome, even vulnerable road users in our community. Nothing that’s worth while ever comes easy, but together we can collect our views and experience to create streets and roads that serve residents of all ages and all abilities.”

healthy streets graphic

Read more about projects helping to increase active travel while reducing carbon and congestion in our borough:

News | Blackburn with Darwen Connect (bwdconnect.org.uk)

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