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More Welsh local authorities consult on future cycle routes

As part of the next phase of the Active Travel (Wales) Act, local authorities across Wales are beginning to map the routes where future cycling and walking routes should be created. Cycling UK reports where it’s happening and how to get involved.

In January, the City of Cardiff Council launched a consultation calling for public input into a 15-year vision to improve cycling and walking routes across the city, with an integrated network map for cycling and walking.

While one of the first Welsh local authorities to do so, where Cardiff is leading other authorities will soon follow, as this is all part of the legal requirements laid out in the Active Travel (Wales) Act. Under the Act, local authorities have to consult with members of the public as they plan for the provision of routes and improvements for cycling and walking (aka active travel). 

Local authorities have a deadline of 03 November this year to complete their consultation, and more are expected to be launching their consultations and accompanying workshops over the coming weeks and months. 

Together with Sustrans Cymru and Living Streets, Cycling UK has put together the table below, giving links to the relevant active travel pages for each local authority, along with the status and deadlines for each consultation. This table will be kept up to date as further consultations are announced.

If your local authority has not started its consultation and you would like to be notified when they begin, you can ask to be notified through the online tool created by Sustrans, Living Streets and Cycling UK at www.cyclinguk.org/activetravelwales 

 

Local Authority

Consultation Status

Consultation deadline

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

LIVE

04 August 2017

Bridgend County Borough Council

Live

01 September 2017

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Live

19 June 2017

The City of Cardiff Council

Closed

28 March 2017

Carmarthenshire County Council

TBC

TBC

Ceredigion County Council

TBC

TBC

Conwy County Borough Council

TBC

TBC

Denbighshire County Council

Closed

27 January

Flintshire County Council

TBC

TBC

Gwynedd Council

Summer 2017

TBC

Isle of Anglesey County Council

TBC

TBC

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Not yet launched

TBC

Monmouthshire County Council

Not yet launched

July – August 2017

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

LIVE

26 June - 18 September 2017

Newport City Council

Not yet launched

To run between May – July 2017

Pembrokeshire County Council

TBC

TBC

Powys County Council

TBC

TBC

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

TBC

TBC

City and County of Swansea

TBC

TBC

Torfaen County Borough Council

Live

09 August 2017

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Live

15 September 2017

Wrexham County Borough Council

TBC

TBC

SamJones