New active travel map needs your views

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If you cycle or walk regularly – or would like to – then Torfaen Council needs your help!

A couple of months ago we asked residents to tell us their experiences of the cycling and walking routes in the borough, as part of a review of Torfaen Council’s Integrated Network Map.

More than 1000 people took part in the consultation and those responses have helped to shape a draft Active Travel Network Map (ATNM) for Torfaen.

An additional 111km routes have been added to the network, and residents are being asked to give their views on the new sections, together with existing routes identified as acceptable and those needing improvements.

In line with the Active Travel (Wales) Act, the draft focuses on areas with more than 2000 residents – Blaenavon, Abersychan, Pontypool, Ponthir and Cwmbran.   

Active travel refers to cycling or walking for everyday journeys including getting to and from school, work, shops, health and leisure services, rather than for recreational services.

To take part in the consultation click here https://getinvolved.torfaen.gov.uk/neighbourhoods/active-travel/. The closing date is Tuesday 9 November

For more information about active travel in Torfaen, visit https://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/RoadsTravelParking/WalkingCycling/Walking-and-Cycling.aspx

Posted on: Wednesday 25th August 2021