The Active Travel consultation is now open and residents are being encouraged to have their say by taking part in the consultation.
Residents can take part in the consultation in the following ways:
In Powys there are 11 towns listed in the Act and drop in events have been organised for each town as follows:
• Brecon – Friday 9 October, Brecon TIC meeting room 10am – 3pm
• Builth Wells – Thursday 24 September, Builth Wells Library 10am – 4.30pm
• Crickhowell – Tuesday 27 October, Crickhowell TIC meeting room 10am – 3pm
• Knighton – Tuesday 13 October, Offa’s Dyke Centre 10am – 3pm
• Llandrindod Wells – Thursday 10 September, Co-op Arcade 10am – 3pm
• Llanidloes – Thursday 15 October, Llanidloes Community Centre 10am – 3pm
• Machynlleth – Tuesday 20 October, Y Plas 11am – 3pm
• Newtown – Friday 2 October, Monty Club 10am – 3pm
• Presteigne – Thursday 22 October, Presteigne Memorial Hall 10am – 3pm
• Welshpool – Wednesday 7 October, The Flash Leisure Centre 10am – 3pm
• Ystradgynlais – Wednesday 30 September, Miners Welfare Hall 10am – 3pm
Active Travel means walking and cycling for everyday short-distance journeys, such as journeys to school, work, or for access to shops or services. Active travel does not include journeys purely made for recreation or social reasons.
The first stage of the act requires local authorities to produce ‘existing routes maps’ that have to be submitted to the Welsh Government by 22 January 2016. The maps will be used to show existing routes in the county that are considered suitable for active travel.
Powys County Council would like you to share your views on the active travel routes that you use, and which routes you would might like to see developed in the future.