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 in reducing the negative impacts of traffic upon our neighbourhoods and communities. It can help reduce congestion and noise pollution and improve local air quality. 

More information on the Act can be found on the Welsh Government website.

Active travel duty

The duty is placed on Welsh Government and local authorities in Wales and covers several activities that seek to promote Active Travel journeys.

The duty requires Local Authorities to submit maps for ministerial approval.  Below are copies of the Active Travel Annual Progress Reports submitted to Welsh Government.

Active Travel Network Map (ATNM)

The Council has recently updated its Integrated Network Map (INM) to create an Active Travel Network Map (ATNM) that shows existing walking and cycling routes and where improvements or new routes are proposed. This has been approved by Welsh Government, the map is available to view below.

Almost 400 walking and cycling route improvements have been identified. The routes have been assessed to ensure the proposed improvements have the potential to meet the standards for active travel routes set by the Welsh Government.

The ATNM is an aspirational map that sets out Caerphilly CBC’s Active Travel proposals for the next 15 years. The development and delivery of the Atnm proposals is 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.

Further information

If you require further information about the Active Travel Existing Routes Network or the Active Travel Integrated Network Map please email or call 01443 866595.