Views sought to improve walking and cycling routes in Neath Port Talbot

People living in Neath Port Talbot are being asked for their advice on plans to improve cycling and walking (Active Travel) routes in towns and villages throughout the county borough.

By upgrading and creating new walking and cycling routes, the council plans to make Active Travel the “normal” way to make local journeys, improving air quality, promoting healthier lifestyles and increasing the attractiveness of local communities as places to live and work.

Neath Port Talbot Council is currently working with Sustrans Cymru as part of Neath Port Talbot’s Active Travel Network Map consultation (ATNM).

The Active Travel Network Map is a plan of routes the council will use to inform where improvements to walking and cycling should be made in Neath Port Talbot. It will help to make journeys on foot or by bicycle easier and safer for everyone, particularly those who don’t currently walk or cycle often and people who use mobility aids.

The first phase of consultation starts Friday 27 November and runs to 15 January 2021, with the views of those who do not currently walk or cycle particularly sought.

Cllr Annette Wingrave, Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Sustainable Development, said: “Active Travel journeys provide a large number of benefits from improving people’s health and wellbeing to helping to reduce carbon and improve our air quality.

“This consultation exercise is now a good opportunity for Neath Port Talbot residents to tell us exactly what they would like to see included on our future Active Travel Network Map.”

You can take part in the consultation online: https://neathporttalbot.commonplace.is/

There’s more information about Neath Port Talbot’s ‘Active Travel’ routes on their website: www.npt.gov.uk/activetravel

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