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Thanet Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (CWIP) Online Engagement Tool

By Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO) Westgate-on-Sea Town Council

Tuesday, 18 July 2023


Westgate-on-Sea Town Council Contributor


Help create a vision for the future of walking and cycling in Thanet

Sustrans are working with Thanet District Council to develop a Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (CWIP). Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.

This tool is being circulated as part of the first round of engagement to help us identify a walking and cycling network for the district. Two in-person engagement workshops were held in Thanet in June.

The CWIP is a district wide plan which seeks to connect people and places across the district with safe and accessible routes for everyone. This will help Thanet achieve its targets on carbon neutrality whilst improving air quality, health, access, highway safety and the economy. This project will focus on the rural part of the district and will build on the work undertaken in 2021 which focused on the urban areas of Thanet.

We are carrying out this engagement to help us understand who is currently walking or cycling and where they want to go, but also importantly, who is not currently walking or cycling, and what the barriers are. The tool will be open until Sunday 13th August at midnight.

Your input will help us develop a walking and cycling network for the district which will be prioritised, and a costed programme of high-level proposals will be produced for which Thanet District Council will then seek funding opportunities.

The tool can be accessed via this link:

How to use the tool

If you would like to contribute to the map you will need to login. You can either continue with a Google or Facebook account, or you can create a new account using an email address and password. No personal information will be shown on the map.

Click on a location on the map and add a point to show:

  • Your key destinations (e.g. St Nicholas At Wade Primary School, Minster Train Station, Westwood Cross)
  • Any physical barriers to walking, cycling and wheeling in the area (e.g. unsafe junctions, fast traffic or lack of pavement/footpath)

Add lines to the map to show:

  • Your desired cycle routes (e.g. Acol to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital)
  • Your desired walking routes (e.g. Minster to Manston Business Park)

These can either be straight lines from origin to destination (e.g. home to work) or they can follow existing roads and paths to show the route you would most like to take if walking and cycling infrastructure could be improved.

You can add as many comments as you'd like and you can also 'Like' comments made by others if you agree with them.

If you make an error whilst plotting a line, please press the 'Esc' key before double clicking to start again as you will not be able to edit or undo a line once it has been submitted.

This consultation will close on Sunday 13th August at midnight.

If you need help with the tool, please contact [email protected]

Contact Information

Chloe Wheatley (Interim Town Clerk)

  • 01843 836182
  • 01843 836182

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78 St Mildreds Road, Westgate-On-Sea, Kent, CT8 8RF


Additional Information

The email address for the Town Clerk is [email protected]