Residents are being invited to have their say on proposals for improvements to the local walking and cycling network between Caldicot, Portskewett and Caerwent/Crick. Monmouthshire County Council is currently working with Sustrans Cymru to make local active travel – a term used for journeys with a purpose – in the area accessible, more enjoyable and safer for the whole community, encouraging more journeys to be taken on foot or bicycle instead of by car.
Two new traffic-free routes are being designed: one through Caldicot Castle Grounds and another along the old disused railway line from Portskewett to Caerwent and Crick, focussing on Phase 1 between the castle grounds and the Severn Bridge Industrial Estate.
Sustrans, on behalf of the council, is now seeking ideas and feedback from the people that live, work and travel in the area who could benefit from the proposals, on what they would like to see along the new routes in the future. Ideas might include places to stop and sit, places to play, artwork, local information, items that add local distinctiveness, planting etc. All ideas will be considered and the information given will help inform the next steps of the project.
Residents can share their ideas and feedback by visiting the project website hosted by Sustrans: www.sustrans.info/CaldicotLinks The survey will be available online for four weeks until 20th February 2022. Paper versions can be obtained by contacting Sustrans Cymru by phoning their office on 029 2065 0602, emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to them at Sustrans Cymru, 123 Bute Street, CF10 5AE.