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.
- Active Travel (Home)
- About Active Travel Consultation
- Have Your Say (Active Travel)
- Proposed Routes for Walking and Cycling (INM’s)
- Strategic Focus (Active Travel)
- Get Active with MonLife
- Cycling in Monmouthshire (Visit Monmouthshire)
- Walking in Monmouthshire (Visit Monmouthshire)
- The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013
- Welsh Government Active Travel Act Statutory Guidance
- Welsh Government Active Travel Act Design Guidance
Welsh Government detailed ERM Maps for Monmouthshire