Active travel consultation - have your say

Denbighshire County Council is reminding people that there is time for people to get involved in having their say on draft plans to improve walking and cycling routes in the county, with two further drop-in sessions being arranged

The Integrated Network Map is a 15-year plan for improving walking and cycling routes within Denbighshire and is a requirement of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013, which asks local authorities to map, plan for, improve and promote opportunities for active travel.

Active Travel means walking and cycling (including electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters) for everyday short-distance journeys, such as journeys to school, work, or for access to shops, services and bus/rail stations. Active travel does not include journeys made purely for recreation or social reasons.

As well as an online consultation, a series of events have been arranged. The next sessions will be held on  30 August – Ruthin Library  and on 6 September – Caledfryn, Denbigh (both sessions between 10am and 3pm)

Councillor Brian Jones, Lead Member for Highways, Planning and Sustainable Travel said:  “The Council has produced Existing Routes Maps (ERMs) to show existing routes in Denbighshire considered suitable for active travel.

“The second stage of the Act now requires the Council to produce maps which is where we are now asking for people’s views on the walking and cycling proposals that have been developed.

“Active transport has such a health benefit by choosing to walk or cycle as your way of getting from one place to another, so I urge everyone to take part in this consultation.”

You can view online at www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/your-council/consultations/active-travel-integrated-network-maps.aspx

To have your say, please complete the Active Travel online survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GV5NTTM

The closing date for this consultation is 20 October 2017.

Posted on Tuesday 29th August 2017