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About Active Travel

Why Do We Need to Consult

One of the main barriers to more people taking up Active Travel is the perception of danger and that roads are mainly for motor vehicles. That is why Welsh Government has passed legislation requiring all local authorities to identify a network of maps for Active Travel. These maps will show agreed routes to encourage greater modal shift (that is a move away from the car to walking and cycling). These maps will illustrate:

  • where routes require improvement,
  • where new routes are needed, and
  • those routes that already meet agreed standards.

Welsh Government criteria is primarily (but not exclusively) based on settlements with a population of more than 2000. In Monmouthshire this means we will consult on walking & cycling in Abergavenny, Caldicot (including Rogiet and Portskewitt), Chepstow, Gilwern, Magor with Undy, Monmouth, and Usk This exercise was first undertaken 3 years ago and must now be refreshed.

What we need to achieve in the consultation

  • Identify and agree future routes that need to improve or new routes to ensure greater numbers of people walk and cycle more and not use their car to get to a destination. These routes will then be put on to final maps referred to as Network Maps.
  • Produce a strategic focus and prioritisation for the development of Active Travel routes and facilities
  • Agree those routes that already meet an agreed standard for walking and cycling – these are called Existing Route Maps.
  • Greater Visibility and participation on the Active Travel agenda
  • Greater intelligence on stakeholder modal travel and their views on routes proposed.
  • Identify any policy issues that require consideration and make links to key initiatives and strategies such as the Local Development Plan.

The first phase of the consultation exercise is now complete. Over 2700 people participated and all suggestions have now been independently assessed and new network maps produced.

Do you want a say on the final Active Travel network maps to encourage greater levels of walking and cycling? Please click here for further details.

Contact Us:activetravel@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Internal Links

External Links

Reports

Welsh Government detailed ERM Maps for Monmouthshire

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Abergavenny cycling

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Abergavenny walking

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Caldicot cycling

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Caldicot walking

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Chepstow cycling

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Chepstow walking

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Gilwern cycling

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Gilwern walking

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Monmouth cycling

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Monmouth walking

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Usk cycling

MCC AT ERM 2016 – Usk walking