Active Travel Survey

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Why are we doing this?: What is the Active Travel Existing Routes Map?

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 places new duties on local authorities in Wales to produce and publish Active Travel maps. The first stage of the Act requires local authorities to produce an ‘Existing Routes Map’ that has to be submitted to the Welsh Government for approval by January 2016. The Existing Routes Map relates to specific areas in Wales, which are determined by population as specified in the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013

The Existing Active Travel Routes Maps do not show all walking cycling routes in the County Borough. The map only includes those routes that meet the definition of an Active Travel Route as set down in the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013. In summary

-          Routes suitable for walking and cycling (including the use of mobility scooters)

-          Routes that fall within or link settlements specified designated localities within the County Borough of Wrexham. These are: Rossett, Llay, Sydallt, Gresford, Bradley, Tan-y-Fron, Wrexham, Coedpoeth, Rhostyllen, Rhosllanerchrugog, Ruabon, Trevor and Chirk.

-          Routes that fit with definition of an ‘Active Travel Journey’. Broadly this includes journeys made to or from a workplace or educational establishment in order to access health, leisure or other services of facilities.

-          Routes that are considered fit for purpose in line with the requirements of the Welsh Governments ‘Design guidance Active Travel Wales (Act) 2013.  

 The timetable put in place by the Active Travel Act is as follows:

-       22 January 2016 Submission of the existing route maps to Welsh Government.

-       24 September 2017 Submission of the integrated network map and resubmission of the existing route map to Welsh Government.

-       24 September 2020 Resubmission of the existing route map and the integrated network map to Welsh Government.

Further information about the Active travel (Wales) Act and relevant information documents can be found on the Welsh Governments website.
What do we want to know?: 

What’s the consultation about?

The consultation is an opportunity for the public to get involved in helping develop the network of Active Travel routes in Wrexham. We would welcome your involvement and will consider your opinions and suggestions in helping deliver improvements in the network.

The consultation will run for 12 weeks from 28 September 2015 through to 11 December.

Please remember the purpose of the Existing Routes Map is not to show all walking and cycling routes. It is about existing routes that the Authority considers provide for Active Travel journeys within the requirements set down by Welsh Government.

What do you need to do to respond to the consultation?

Ensure you have read the information above and have a look at the Existing Active Travel Route Maps prior to taking part in the online questionnaire - THEY CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

   Rossett                                 Llay                                          Sydallt Gresford         
   Bradley                                 Tan-Y-Fron                              Coedpoeth
   Wrexham Town North         Wrexham Town South            Rhostyllen
   Rhosllanerchrugog               Ruabon                                    Trevor         Chirk              

To obtain paper copies of the maps/questionnaire you can either
telephone:       01978298989

e-mail:             traffic@wrexham.gov.uk

write:               Active Travel Consultation, Environment Department, Transport Depot,
Abbey Road South, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham.  LL13 9PW

Start date25 September 2015
End date11 December 2015
Full addressContactEmailContact numbers
Guildhall
Wrexham
LL11 1AR
Rachel PenmanRachel.penman@ wrexham.gov.uk