Ceredigion County Council has engaged Sustrans Cymru to support the review of its Active Travel Network.
The outcome of the review will provide Ceredigion County Council with a forward plan of routes that it will use to inform where future improvements to walking and cycling can be made within the County. It will help to make journeys on foot or by bike more accessible and safer for everyone, particularly those who don’t currently walk or cycle often and people who may use mobility aids.
As part of this second phase of public engagement, the County Council is seeking feedback on the proposed draft Active Travel Network Maps for walking and cycling in Aberystwyth, Cardigan and Lampeter. These three towns were designated by the Welsh Government as Active Travel destinations and a review of the existing networks is a requirement of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.
In support of this public engagement, County Councillor Dafydd Edwards, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Environmental Services, Housing and Customer Contact comments that “Active travel journeys provide a wide range of benefits from helping to de-carbonise transport and travel, help to improve local air quality as well as improving everyone’s health and wellbeing. This is an excellent opportunity for Ceredigion residents to tell us what they would like to see included on our future Active Travel Network Map.”
In order to design a network that works for everyone, the Council is seeking the views of as many people as possible, particularly those who currently choose not to or may be unable to make shorter walking and cycling journeys.