Active Travel

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 aims to make Wales a walking and cycling nation. Its purpose is to enable more people to undertake active travel for short journeys instead of using motorised vehicles where it is suitable for them to do so.

The Integrated Network Map has been developed through comprehensive stakeholder engagement and it reflects the routes and developments Powys residents/stakeholders asked for. This was mainly walking routes but we will consider and develop cycling routes over time.

Click on each town below to view the route maps

 

Please note:  the routes are aspirational at this stage and there is no guarantee that the council will be able to get the funding or grants it needs to construct them – especially in the short term – but we will seek funding wherever we can.

Overview of the Act

The Act requires local authorities in Wales to produce active travel maps and deliver year on year improvements in active travel routes and facilities.

It requires highways authorities in Wales to make enhancements to routes and facilities for pedestrians and cyclists in all new road schemes and to have regard to the needs of walkers and cyclists in a range of other highway authority functions.

It also requires the Welsh Ministers and local authorities to promote active travel journeys in exercising their functions under this Act.

Read the legislation on the gov.uk website here

Read the 'Active Travel Act Statutory Report' here

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The Integrated Network Map and Existing Route Maps will be open for public consultation on Monday 24th July 2017 and will close at midnight on Sunday 22nd October.

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