Anglesey's Active Travel Network Map Consultation
The consultation for the Isle of Anglesey’s Active Travel Network Map is now open, to help identify barriers and improvements to Active Travel walking and cycling routes.
Isle of Anglesey County Council is consulting on the Active Travel Network Map as part of its duties under the Active Travel Act 2013 (Wales).
The purpose of this phase of the consultation is to seek suggestions from the public to identify barriers and improvements to the cycling and walking network to access employment, education and key services which will increase the modal shift to more sustainable travel.
This project will help create an improved Active Travel Network Map for the Isle of Anglesey. It will help to make journeys on foot or by bike across the Island easier and safer for everyone, including those who don’t walk or cycle often and people who use mobility aids.
"Active travel” means walking and cycling for the purpose of making journeys. An “active travel journey” means any purposeful journey to a destination.
The definition includes travel to work, travel to school and other educational facilities, travel to the shops, travel to leisure facilities, travel to public transport interchanges and so on.
The definition of Active Travel Routes excludes routes that are for purely recreational use (for example, routes intended as mountain bike trails or off-road circuits) as well as routes that do not connect facilities and services to each other or with residential areas. Although, in practice, the best active travel routes will be widely used for recreation.
Isle of Anglesey Active Travel Areas
Following the first round of consultation in 2016, and approval by Welsh Government in 2018, the Isle of Anglesey has 7 Active Travel settlements which include:
- Menai Bridge
Local authorities must ensure that they are meeting the duties specified within their designated localities. However, if the local authority’s assessment of demand for active travel journeys indicates that a route to places outside of designated localities will attract users, the routes can be included in the authority’s Active Travel Network Map and assessed for prioritisation.
To make the process as inclusive as possible, the County Council is giving you the chance to help plan the future of active travel on the Isle of Anglesey. This will help make sure that the Active Travel Network Map works for the whole community.
You can share your thoughts on active travel infrastructure in your local area by using the easy online mapping tool
The first stage of public consultation will last for a period of 6 weeks until 26th March, 2021.
Further information can be found here
Telephone: 01248 752300