Active Travel

Page updated on: 30/10/2019

Active Travel background and Existing Route Map (ERM)

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 places a statutory requirement on local authorities to identify and continuously improve routes for walkers and cyclists and to prepare maps that identifying current and potential future routes.

The Act aims to make active travel the most attractive option for shorter journeys and to connect key sites such as workplaces, hospitals, schools and shopping areas with traffic free routes and cycle lanes.

Following public consultation and our own research in 2015 the ERM were created. They do not show all possible walking and cycling routes, however the routes shown have undergone an audit which shows that they meet the standards set out in Welsh Government Guidance.

The maps can be seen below:

Integrated Network Map (INM)

The second stage was to create an INM that sets out Carmarthenshire Council’s 15-year vision to improve cycling and walking routes across the county, in order to meet the requirements of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 to plan for the provision of routes and improvements for active travel. This also ties into our long term ambition to become the cycling hub of Wales.

Following public consultation events undertaken in Summer/Autumn 2017, the INM has been revised, taking on board suggestions and comments. The revised maps have been approved by Welsh Government.

The maps can be seen below: