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Views sought on future of Newport's active travel network

Posted on Wednesday 27th January 2021

The views of residents and stakeholders on the future of Newport’s active travel network are being sought in a consultation launched today by Newport City Council.

The active travel network map review runs for twelve weeks, and forms part of the Welsh Government’s national review of the active travel network across the country.

Residents, businesses and community groups can have their say on where they would like to see new walking and cycling routes in the city, as well as improvements to existing routes.

Cllr Roger Jeavons, deputy leader of the council, said: “We are committed as a council to making active travel options more accessible for everyone.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in active travel in Newport to get in touch and help shape our work improving walking and cycling routes across the city. Our residents and stakeholders are best placed to know what will work best for their local communities, and we hope as many people as possible will share their views with us over the next twelve weeks.”

The council is working in partnership with Sustrans Cymru, the sustainable travel charity, and Commonplace, the online community engagement platform, to deliver the survey, which forms part of Welsh Government’s national active travel network map review.

Each local authority is running a local consultation with residents and stakeholders to determine what improvements and new routes people want to see in their local areas.

All responses to the survey will be reviewed by our active travel teams, who will use the suggestions to help guide a forward work plan which will be produced later this year. 

To have your say, visit www.newport.commonplace.is.