The Active Travel
(Wales) Act 2013 places a duty on local authorities to
plan for, improve, and promote walking and cycling routes for every
The Integrated Network Map Online Consultation has now
The comments received will feed into
the draft Integrated Network Map which will go out to consultation
in May for 12 weeks.
If you would like further information in
respect of the duties placed on the Council by the Act or you would
like to be informed of the second consultation starting in May then
please contact the Council either by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone on (01639) 686845.
Pontardawe Integrated Network Map
We are holding an Active Travel Integrated
Network Map consultation event on the 9th
February 10am-4pm in Pontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert Street,
Pontardawe, SA8 4ED.
Why not come along to give your views on
walking and cycling routes in Neath Port Talbot which need
improving or where you would like to see new routes?
What is Active Travel?
‘Active Travel’ means walking and cycling for
everyday short-distance journeys, such as journeys to school, work,
or for access to shops or services. It does not include journeys
purely made for recreation and social reasons.
Existing Routes Map
In order to meet the duties of the Active
Travel (Wales) Act 2013, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
must publish an Existing Routes Map which shows routes which are
suitable for walking or cycling in designated settlements and which
meet the standards set out in the
Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance.
Following public consultation in 2015, the
Existing Route Map for Neath Port Talbot was amended and approved
by Welsh Government. The approved maps can be viewed
If you require paper copies of the Existing
Routes Maps, or copies in an alternative format, please contact us
either by telephone:  686845 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Integrated Network Map
Neath Port Talbot Council is also required by
the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 to produce an Integrated Network
Map setting out a 15 year programme of improvements to active
travel routes. The Integrated Network Map is to be submitted to the
Welsh Government for consideration by November 2017.
Annual Progress Reports
Additionally, a requisite of the Active Travel
(Wales) Act is that Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
produces an annual report detailing the actions taken the previous
financial year to promote active travel, and to gain funding for
Please find below Neath Port Talbot County
Borough Council’s 2015/16 annual report.
Active Travel Report 2015/16
Further information on the Active Travel
(Wales) Act 2013 can be found at: