Consulting the public on Active Travel plans
Posted on Monday 3rd July 2017
Newport City Council is asking residents to take part in a survey to find out what they want from cycling and walking routes across the city.
The council is committed to the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Act and to provide schemes that promote healthy lives. We have already met with residents in a series of workshops at the end of 2016 and earlier this year.
As a result the council has now produced draft Integrated Network Maps (INM) and wants residents to comment on these via the survey which can be found on our website at www.newport.gov.uk/haveyoursay
Newport is beginning to see significant benefits in our Active Travel Network and since the Act came in, during 2014, the council has, with funding from the Welsh Government, completed a series of projects including:
- A 6km ‘intercity’ cycle route between Newport and Cardiff across the Gwent Levels
- off-road route for walking and cycling along the SDR and former steel works road, taking users almost to the boundary with Monmouthshire;
- City Circular Central and Southern project allows residents of Lliswerry, Pill, Victoria and beyond to access central services to the city centre, Friars Walk, bus and train stations, Riverside Park and The Riverfront Theatre, via a completely traffic free route.
- Three new bridges in Lliswerry Recreation Ground scheme provide a shared use route suitable for walkers and cyclists to complement works sports and recreation improvements in the area.
- improvement works on Bettws Lane to create an off-road route for walkers and cyclists on the northern side of the lane, with new crossing points linking off-road canal routes to each other and also to Newport High School.
- Funding for works in Crindau and Shaftesbury to enhance the routes between the city centre and the settlements to the north of Newport.
We are now planning works to cover the next 15 years and want your input !
The consultation via our Web Site goes live for 12 weeks from 3July to 25 September 2017.