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Active Travel

Active travel is a term used to describe walking and cycling for purposeful journeys to a destination or a public transport hub. The definition of an active travel journey therefore includes travel to work, school (and other educational facilities), shops, leisure facilities, public transport interchanges and so on. The definition of Active Travel Route excludes journeys purely for recreational purposes, such as hiking trails.

Whilst walking and cycling are in themselves healthy activities that are to be encouraged, it is when they displace car journeys that they deliver significant health and well-being benefits for everyone, and contribute towards reduction in carbon emissions. Under the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013, Wales has a unique legal framework that aims to make walking and cycling the most natural and environmental-friendly way of getting about.

Background

Active travel contributes towards meeting the well-being goals set out under the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

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Network Map

The Active Travel Network Map is produced and used as a planning tool to develop and maintain existing and future routes. 

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Consultations

We regularly look for your views to improve the walking and cycling infrastructure across Bridgend County Borough.

Active Travel Annual Reports

In accordance with the duties under sections 7 (3) and 10 (2) of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013, annual reports are produced to detail the actions taken to promote Active Travel, the costs of new or improved Active Travel routes and facilities, and the usage levels of Active Travel routes.

Active Travel Annual Report (2015/16)

Active Travel Annual Report (2017/18)

Active Travel Annual Report (2018/19)

Active Travel Annual Report, Cost (2019/20)

Active Travel Annual Report (2021/22)

Contact

Policy and Development Team
Telephone: 01656 642528
Address: Streetscene Services, Streetscene Department, Communities Directorate, Civic Offices, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

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