Cardiff's School Active Travel Plan Launched

The launch of Cardiff Council’s School Active Travel Plan programme, took place recently at Howardian Primary School in Pen-y-lan.

Through the programme the council provides advice and support to all schools, enabling them develop an Active Travel Plan specific to their school. It provides officer support and online guidance and resources to help change travel behaviour by assisting schools to identify why parents are using cars.

The scheme will help schools to promote walking, cycling and scooting as a way of travelling to and from school, with the benefits of:

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Welsh Government Consultation on Active Travel Guidance

The Welsh Government has recently issued a consultation on its revised Active Travel guidance, which combines:

  • Active Travel delivery and planning guidance
  • Active Travel design guidance

The revised guidance supports the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 and intends to:

  • improve collaboration between planners and designers
  • take account of changes in regulations
  • reflect current best practice

The consultation, and associated documents, can be found here. Responses are welcome online, by email or by 8 May 2020.

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FREE Adult Cycle Training in Neath Port Talbot

Residents of Neath Port Talbot who would like to become more active, cycle with friends or family, or try commuting to work by bike, can now sign up for FREE adult cycle training.

Taking place in February and March, the training will be delivered by qualified instructors, with hour-long sessions starting and ending at the Council’s offices, the Quays, Baglan SA11 2GG.

All ability levels are welcome and bikes and cycle helmets can be provided. For more detailed information, or to book a FREE place, contact the Neath Port Talbot Road Safety Team on 01639 686828 or email

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