The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 is a new Welsh law to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in Wales. The Act – which is considered to be a world first – makes it a legal requirement for local authorities in Wales to map and plan for suitable routes for cycling and walking travel, and to build and improve walking and cycling infrastructure every year.

By ensuring people are able to use safe, direct and pleasant routes to walk and ride bikes between key sites such as workplaces, hospitals, schools and shopping areas, the Act will encourage people to rely less on their cars when making short journeys.

What does this mean for Abergavenny? It means that Monmouthshire County Council (MCC) must begin a process of continuous improvement of conditions for cycling and walking in the town. Good news!

In January 2018 we made a detailed response to the consultation on the Integrated Network Maps.

Read our earlier detailed response to the consultation on the Existing Routes Map.

On Abergavenny Cycle Group’s Cyclescape website you can view and discuss problem areas and issues that are already on our radar.

Read more about the Active Travel Act.