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.
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- 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