Belper Active Travel Masterplan

Updated: 1st May 2024

AECOM (an infrastructure consultancy) have been tasked by Derbyshire County Council to create an “Active Travel Masterplan” for 3 towns within the county including Belper (plus Ilkeston and Glossop).

The draft plan has now been published (note – file is large size) and is now available on the Derbyshire consultations website where there is a method for providing feedback (deadline of 24th June). Public sessions have been organised by Aecom and the Council to collect feedback on the draft plan. These are to be held in each of the towns (Glossop, Belper and Ilkeston) with the Belper event on Monday 20th May (3pm to 7pm) at Strutts Centre, DE56 1UU. All are welcome to “drop-in” and discuss the plans and your views with representatives from Aecom and the Council.

The focus of the study is on opportunities for, and barriers to, increased active travel (walking, cycling and scooting) around the town. There is obviously a need for dedicated cycling and walking paths within the town to make significant improvements. However my impression, from the introductory meeting, is that the focus will be on smaller and/or more easily implemented improvements such as the removal or improvement of particularly bad junctions or the addition of useful road crossings, etc.

Derby Cycling Group attended an introductory meeting with Aecom.

Various suggestions from DCG members have been collated into an overall feedback document from DCG to the consultants. This was submitted in early December ’23 for inclusion in the draft report. Thanks to all members who have submitted their thoughts.

A Tube Map style map assessing the cycling quality of the town was completed in 2017 and most of this is still applicable as not a lot has changed since then!

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