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What is Active Travel (Walking & Cycling)

Active Travel is a term used to describe walking and cycling to replace car travel in order to get to a destination (also called “purposeful journeys”). It does not cover walking and cycling done purely for pleasure although it could significantly enhance leisure activities by helping link up networks. It is where a person, will, for instance, walk or cycle to get to their jobs, shops, school, go out to a place of leisure, or go to the station to catch a train.

Why is Active Travel important (Walking & Cycling)

There are huge benefits in encouraging greater levels of Active Travel. Including walking and cycling in your normal daily routine is an excellent way to improve your health and wellbeing. When compared to driving it can also save you money on fuel and parking costs; cycling can even reduce travel time to work not being stuck on busy roads. Also Active Travel will help reduce traffic levels, and thus decrease air pollution, noise and climate change emissions.

What has been achieved recently

Active Travel funding comes from Welsh Government in the form of a small grant and a competitive bidding process for larger schemes.

In 2020 Monmouthshire achieved significant success in their bids to undertake  work in Caldicot and Monmouth.  Click HERE for further information

Also in 2020 saw the start of the Consultation on Active Travel. The results of the engagement phase can be seen HERE. The consultation phase will continue into 2021 and we would encourage all residents to engage in this process.      

Contact Us: activetravel@monmouthshire.gov.uk

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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