Active Travel Integrated Network Map consultation
Public consultation has now started on Caerphilly County Borough Council’s draft Active Travel Integrated Network Map (INM).
This is a 15-year plan for improving walking and cycling routes across the County Borough. The INM is a requirement of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013, which places duties upon local authorities to map, plan for, improve and promote opportunities for active travel.
What is active travel?
Active travel means walking and cycling, including the use of mobility scooters, for everyday journeys. This includes journeys to school, to work, to the shops or to access services, such as health or leisure centres. Active travel does not include walking and cycling for recreational purposes.
Active travel is important in promoting healthier lifestyles and reducing the negative impacts of traffic upon our neighbourhoods and communities.
More information on the Act can be found on the Welsh Government website.
Draft Active Travel Integrated Network Map (INM)
Our draft Active Travel INM can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Over 100 walking and cycling route improvements have been identified. The routes have been assessed to ensure the proposed improvements will meet the standards for active travel routes set by the Welsh Government.
The INM is an aspirational map that sets out Caerphilly CBC’s Active Travel proposals for the next 15 years. The development and delivery of the routes shown on the INM will be dependent on the availability of funding for Active Travel schemes. The routes shown are indicative alignments that may be subject to change as routes are further developed.
The links below also include the routes within our Active Travel Existing Routes Map, which was approved by the Welsh Government in 2016. There are five proposed additions to the Existing Routes Map in 2017, which are also shown on the links below.
We want to hear your views on the draft Integrated Network Map and the proposed additions to the Existing Routes Map.
How to get involved
After viewing the maps, please provide your comments through one of the following options:
Complete the online survey by clicking here.
Download a hard copy of the survey by clicking here. Once completed please scan and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and return to the address on the survey.
Email your comments and suggestions directly to email@example.com. If you are providing comments on specific routes, please provide location details and route reference numbers.
Hard copies of the Integrated Network Map and public consultation survey are also available in libraries throughout the County Borough.
A number of consultation events will be held during May 2017 where you will be able to view the proposals and have your say.
What happens next?
The public consultation runs for 12 weeks until 19th June 2017.
- All consultation responses will be reviewed and amendments made to the Active Travel INM where required
- The final Active Travel INM will be submitted to the Welsh Government for approval in November 2017.
If you require further information about the Active Travel Integrated Network Map consultation please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01495 235059.