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Active Travel 2017


In September 2014, the Welsh Government introduced the Active Travel (Wales) Act 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 designated by the Welsh Government.

Active Travel means walking and cycling (including electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters) for everyday short-distance journeys, such as journeys to school, work, or for access to shops, services and bus/rail stations. Active travel does not include journeys made purely for recreation or social reasons.

The first stage of the act required local authorities to produce ‘Existing Routes Maps’ (ERMs) to show existing routes in the borough that the council considered suitable for active travel. The ERMs therefore do not show all of the available walking and cycling routes within an area.

Details of the ERMs, which have been approved by Welsh Government, can be found here.

The second stage of the Act requires the Council to produce Integrated Network Maps (INMs) that set out the local authority’s plans to develop a network of active travel routes and facilities over the next 15 years. Bridgend County Borough Council is now seeking your views on the walking and cycling proposals that have been developed.

Our draft Active Travel INM can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Bridgend County Borough Active Travel Integrated Network Maps (PDF)

How to respond

This consultation period will begin on the 13 June 2017 and close on the 1 September 2017. You can respond or ask further questions in the following ways:


Consultation, Communications, Marketing and Engagement

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

Post: Download a hard copy of the survey by clicking here. Once completed please scan and return to or print and return our address.


The schedule of public meetings for the consultation.
Venue Date Time
Bridgend College (Bridgend Campus) Tuesday 13 June 10am to 2pm
Bridgend College (Pencoed Campus) Wednesday 14 June 10am to 2pm
Bridgend Life Centre Friday 16 June 10am to 2pm
Ogmore Valley Life Centre Tuesday 27 June 10am to 2pm
Ynysawdre Life Centre Tuesday 4 July 10am to 2pm
Betws Life Centre Tuesday 11 July 10am to 2pm
Evanstown Community Centre Tuesday 18 July 10am to 2pm
Pencoed Welfare Hall Tuesday 25 July 10am to 2pm
Garw Valley Life Centre Wednesday 26 July 10am to 2pm
Ogmore Valley Life Centre Wednesday 16 August 2pm to 6pm
Asda, Pyle Wednesday 23 August 10am to 2pm
The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl Wednesday 30 August 10am to 2pm
Asda, Maesteg Thursday 31 August 10am to 2pm

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