Western Park - Mountain Bike Trail Proposal

Closed 19 Oct 2012

Opened 10 Sep 2012

Feedback updated 19 Aug 2013

We asked

We asked for your comments on a proposal submitted to the council to construct a mountain bike trail around Western Park

You said

352 responses were received. 55% of responses supported the submitted proposal while 28% objected. A large number of concerns were raised about the proposal.

We did

The proposal was not supported as it was considered to be unsustainable and failed to resolve a number of conflicts with existing policy and resident/park user concerns.

Results updated 20 Nov 2012

 Western Park Mountain Bike Trail Proposal

Consultation Feedback

The consultation sought to gather the views of park users and local residents to a community proposal to develop mountain bike trails at Western Park. 352 written responses were provided and these will now be used to inform a feasibility study on the proposal. The findings are in the pdf document below.



Leicester City Council is considering a proposal from members of the local community to develop a mountain bike trail around Western Park.

Development of the routes would be conditional on securing grant funding.

Why your views matter

We would like to hear the views and opinions of park users to this proposal.


  • Abbey
  • Aylestone
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Belgrave
  • Evington
  • Eyres Monsell
  • Rushey Mead
  • Saffron
  • Stoneygate


  • Children and young people
  • Working-age people
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Disabled people
  • Older households (65+)
  • Single people
  • Families with children
  • Couples
  • All households
  • Faith groups
  • Sports clubs
  • Youth clubs
  • Carers' network
  • Trade unions
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Self-help groups
  • User groups
  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • All Voluntary and Community Organisations
  • Police
  • NHS
  • FE colleges
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • All Public and Private Organisations


  • Parks and green spaces