Active Travel 2015
In September 2014, the Welsh Government introduced the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 which makes it a legal requirement for local authorities in Wales to map and plan for suitable routes for active travel within certain settlements in the county borough, as specified by the Welsh Government.
Active Travel means walking and cycling for everyday short-distance journeys, such as journeys to school, work, or for access to shops or services. Active travel does not include journeys purely made for recreation or social reasons.
The first stage of the act requires local authorities to produce ‘existing routes maps’ that have to be submitted to the Welsh Government by 22 January 2016. The maps are used to show existing routes in the borough that the council consider suitable for active travel by the Welsh Government standards.
Bridgend County Borough Council would like you to share your views on active travel routes that you use, and which routes you would might like to see developed in the future.
How to respond
This consultation period will begin on the 2 July 2015 and close the 23 October 2015. You can respond or ask further questions in the following ways:
Communications, Marketing and Engagement
|Trecco Bay Holiday Village||18 September||10:00 - 16:00|
Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl
|24 September||16:00 - 18:00|
|Broom Wagon Cafe, Porthcawl||2 October||10:00 - 13:00|
|Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl||2 October||14:00 - 16:00|
|Tesco Extra, Bridgend||5 October||10:00 - 15:00|
|Tesco Extra, Bridgend||7 October||10:00 - 15:00|
|Porthcawl Town Centre||14 - 15 October||10:00 - 15:00|
Projected timetable for procedure and proposal implementation:
|Consultation period where we welcome your views and observations on the proposal.||2 July 2015 - 23 October 2015|
|Consultation report||January 2016|
|Exisiting route map submission to Welsh Government||22 January 2016|