Active travel



What is active travel?

Newport City Council is working on making active travel the preferred way of getting around over shorter distances.

Active travel refers to trips made by walking and cycling, as well as by wheelchair, mobility scooters, adapted cycles, e-cycles, and push-scooters.

Active travel journeys have a purposeful destination, for example, trips to school, work and shops, or to access public transport and other services.

Not going far? Leave the car! Head to our getting started guide for more. 

Sustainable travel

Choosing active travel for short trips in Newport is a great, low-cost way to boost your physical and mental health, connect to the city and reduce the carbon impact of everyday journeys.

Learn more about how travel and transport impact air quality on our sustainable travel page.

Read about how sustainable travel helps improve air quality

Gwent healthy travel charter

The council has signed up to the Gwent healthy travel charter. The charter sets out our commitment to promote sustainable and active travel options within our organisation.

Read more about the charter