The Vale of Glamorgan Council are currently working with Sustrans Cymru as part of Welsh Government’s Active Travel Network Map consultation (ATNM).
The ATNM is a plan of routes that the Vale will use to inform where improvements to walking and cycling could be made within the Vale. It is hoped that it will help to make active travel journeys across the Vale of Glamorgan easier and safer for everyone, particularly those who don’t currently walk or cycle often and people who use mobility aids.
The project focuses on eight towns – Barry, Penarth, Rhoose, Llantwit Major, St Athan, Sully, Cowbridge and Dinas Powys; these locations have been shaded on the map. You can also tell the Vale about things outside of these places, but the main focus is to improve areas where there is the greatest need for change and highest potential for more people to choose active travel. The locations were chosen because they are where facilities are that people travel short distances to regularly – schools, leisure centres, employment sites, local shopping districts and transport interchanges.
Active travel that works for everyone
In order to design a network that works for everyone, The Vale of Glamorgan Council are seeking the views of as many people as possible, particularly those who don’t currently walk or cycle. This will help make sure that any routes built for walking and cycling work for the whole community. All feedback will be considered to help create the next generation of Vale of Glamorgan Active Travel Network Maps of walking and cycling routes.
You can share your thoughts on active travel infrastructure in your local area by using The easy online mapping tool. Simply click on the map to leave a comment: https://valeofglamorgan.commonplace.is/
Here’s a short guide on how to use the mapping tool.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will collect all comments from the online mapping tool and consider them to help create a network of safe walking and cycling routes throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. Once this has happened, you will then get the chance to comment on the network itself, in case something is missed out. The approved network will be used to inform where walking and cycling routes are built in the Vale of Glamorgan in the future, so it’s important Council gets it right, now.
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Please do circulate this information with your friends, family, colleagues and communities and respond before the end of January 2021.