Active Travel

Active Travel

Active Travel

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 places a duty on local authorities to plan for, improve, and promote walking and cycling routes for every day journeys.


The Integrated Network Map Online Consultation has now closed.

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 or by phone on (01639) 686845.

Pontardawe Integrated Network Map Consultation Event

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 below:

If you require paper copies of the Existing Routes Maps, or copies in an alternative format, please contact us either by telephone: [01639] 686845 or e-mail:

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 new routes.

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: