Active Travel Consultation 2020/21

The Active Travel Network Map Consultation will be undertaken in three stages, starting in December 2020 and running until December 2021


We want to provide the Vale of Glamorgan with a network that allows for walking and cycling to become the most natural and normal way of getting about for local journeys. And, by doing so, to promote the health and well-being of everyone and to make our towns and villages more liveable places.


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All Local Authorities in Wales must resubmit their Active Travel Network Maps (ATNM) to Welsh Government by 31 December 2021.


We are reviewing the existing Active Travel network in Barry, Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Llantwit Major, Penarth, Rhoose, St Athan and Sully to identify new routes and existing routes that need improvement. Your feedback and ideas will help to consider new network maps for the future Active Travel network for the Vale of Glamorgan, which will be submitted to Welsh Government in December 2021.


The consultation is split into three steps and will provide many opportunities for the public to feed into the Active Travel Network Maps:


  1. Consultation December 2020 – January 2021: Feedback on barriers to walking and cycling: What are your views on the existing infrastructure? Where do you experience difficulties when walking or cycling? And what would you like to see in the future?

  2. Consultation March - April 2021: Validation of the draft network: Based on your feedback from the first consultation we will come up with a draft network map and want to hear your thoughts on the proposed plans.

  3. Consultation 2 August 2021 - 24 October 2021: Final statutory consultation on the proposed Active Travel Network Map, which will have considered the feedback of the first two rounds of consultation. After this, the final network map will be submitted to Welsh Government for approval.  Our proposals can be seen by following this link: ATNM Statutory Consultation


What are we trying to achieve through this consultation?

We want to identify routes that need improving to get more people to walk and cycle more and not use their car to get to a destination.


Have your say

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