Active Travel Wales

Active Travel Wales

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 makes it a legal requirement for local authorities in Wales to map and plan for suitable routes for active travel, and to build and improve their infrastructure for walking and cycling every year.

LTP have partnered with Sustrans Cymru and Four Point Mapping to offer local authorities across Wales our combined knowledge and expertise to help develop and deliver the duties that are required under the Act. 

The LTP team have recently developed strategic walking and cycling network plans for Cardiff Council and Bridgend County Borough CouncilWe are also currently working on the London Quietways project and have previously worked on the London Cycle Superhighways and as advisors for Cycling England. 

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Sustrans Cymru are the leading sustainable transport charity and have a strong reputation in Wales for working with communities, schools, workplaces and policy makers to promote walking, cycling and public transport as realistic alternatives to the car for everyday journeys.

Both LTP and Sustrans sit on the Welsh Government Active Travel Design Guidance Steering Group.  As lead authors on the chapters on cycle and pedestrian network planning, we fully understand the steps needed to develop evidence based network plans. We also understand the need for high quality design which is ambitious but deliverable and therefore more likely to have the greatest impact on the numbers of people walking and cycling.

We can offer local authorities a range of services covering all of the tasks required to complete their Existing Route Maps and Integrated Network Maps.

The following pages set out the requirements for the Existing Route Maps and Integrated Network Maps and our previous experience in delivering such projects.