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Transport and access

Transport and access plans

Transport has a huge impact on all our lives. We all depend on walking or buses, driving, cycling, or trains to get around, or on the services and businesses that need to reach us. 

Motor transport is also the biggest source of carbon emissions in the borough, driving the climate crisis. It is a major contributor to air pollution, a source of collisions, a barrier to street access and takes up a lot of valuable land.

New Directions for Crawley

New Directions for Crawley is the name of our transport strategy. It describes how an evidence-based action plan can be developed. It looks at:

  • Current travel and access issues
  • Our vision for the future as a low carbon, healthy and attractive town
  • Some options for improvement
  • What could be delivered in the town over the next five years


Active travel is key to transforming transport and brings the benefits of improved health, more attractive streets, and better access to work, shopping, school, and leisure for more people. 

Crawley’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)

LCWIP is a plan for a high-quality network of safe, practical, and attractive cycling and walking routes across the town. It has been drawn up in consultation with Crawley residents and stakeholders and uses a range of evidence and Department for Transport guidance to identify the most effective routes. Each route will undergo detailed design and local consultation when funding is obtained to take it forward.