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Active Travel 2015

Consultation documents

Overview

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:

Contact

Communications, Marketing and Engagement

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 643664
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Cardiff, CF31 4WB.

Visit

The schedule of public meetings.
Venue Date Time 
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

Consultation

Projected timetable for procedure and proposal implementation:

The consultation timetable.
Activity Date
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

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