Active Travel in Liskeard

We want to make it easier and safer to walk and cycle in Liskeard, which is good for our health and the environment.

We know that communities are healthier where people can easily shop and get to school and work by bike or on foot. We want to give people more choices about how to travel and to help locals and visitors enjoy our town and the surrounding countryside.

The story so far

Early in 2022 Liskeard Town Council successfully bid to the Cornwall Council Town Centre Revitalisation Fund to fund a feasibility study into cycling, walking and bus improvements in Liskeard. The idea was to develop and consult on plans which could then be used to apply for further funding.

After a competitive tender, the cycling charity Sustrans was appointed to carry out the work. Using consultation from workshops with local groups and councillors, public pop-up sessions in town, and online comments from the Community Mapping Tool they have produced a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) which is available here.

Liskeard – Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

After further consultation to prioritise the improvements identified in the LCWIP, Sustrans have undertaken some more detailed work on the priority routes.

The map shows the proposed changes.

Active Travel Consultation

Over the summer there was an online consultation on these designs which closed on 30 September 2022. We also took the consultation to Liskeard Show, and there were other opportunities to talk in person at the Safer Liskeard community drop in sessions at the former Pengelly’s fish shop at the Market Street end of Fore Street where a large copy of the map was available to view at any time in the shop window.

Thank you to everybody who commented. The results are now being reviewed and we will report back very soon on the next steps.

Looe Valley Trails

We are working closely with the Looe Valley Trails project, which includes a Liskeard loop for a multi-use trail, and you can read more about their plans here