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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council


Anglesey's Active Travel Network Map Consultation


Improving Active Travel on the Isle of Anglesey - help us to identify barriers and improvements to Active Travel walking and cycling routes.

Cyclist by Menai Suspension Bridge

Isle of Anglesey County Council are consulting on the Active Travel Network Map (ATNM) as part of its duties under the Active Travel Act 2013 (Wales). 

The purpose of this phase of the consultation is to seek suggestions from the public to identify barriers and improvements to the cycling and walking network to access employment, education and key services which will increase the modal shift to more sustainable travel. For avoidance of doubt, the Active Travel Act does not include routes that are purely for leisure purposes.

This project will help create an improved Active Travel Network Map for the Isle of Anglesey. It will help to make journeys on foot or by bike across the island easier and safer for everyone, including those who don’t walk or cycle often and people who use mobility aids.

What is Active Travel?

A person cycling on Malltraeth Cob.“Active travel” means walking and cycling for the purpose of making journeys.

An “active travel journey” means any purposeful journey to a destination.

The definition includes travel to work, travel to school and other educational facilities, travel to the shops, travel to leisure facilities, travel to public transport interchanges and so on.

The definition of Active Travel Routes excludes routes that are for purely recreational use (for example, routes intended as mountain bike trails or off-road circuits) as well as routes that do not connect facilities and services to each other or with residential areas. Although, in practice, the best active travel routes will be widely used for recreation.

For more information on Active Travel please see revised draft of the Welsh Government Active Travel Guidance (February 2020).

Isle of Anglesey Active Travel Areas

Following the first round of consultation in 2016, and approval by Welsh Government in 2018, the Isle of Anglesey has 7 Active Travel settlements which include:

  • Amlwch
  • Benllech
  • Holyhead
  • Llanfairpwll
  • Llangefni
  • Menai Bridge
  • Valley

Local authorities must ensure that they are meeting the duties specified within their designated localities. However, if the local authority’s assessment of demand for active travel journeys indicates that a route to places outside of designated localities will attract users, the routes can be included in the authority’s Active Travel Network Map and assessed for prioritisation. 

Active travel that works for everyone

Cyclists on Malltraeth Cob.To make the process as inclusive as possible, we are giving you the chance to help plan the future of active travel on the Isle of Anglesey.  This will help us make sure that the Active Travel Network Map works for the whole community.

Your feedback will be used, along with input we have already gathered from transport and planning experts, to help create the Isle of Anglesey Active Travel Network Map.

Tell us what you think

You can share your thoughts on active travel infrastructure in your local area by using our easy online mapping tool, please follow .

Simply, click on the ‘share your thoughts’ icon and click on the map to leave a comment. 

Share your thoughts

The first stage of public consultation lasted for 6 weeks until 26 March, 2021. 

This stage of the consultation is now closed.

It is important to note that the consultation is specific for the Active Travel settlements mentioned above and those settlements that connect to the Active Travel areas.

However, the IACC welcomes any suggestions across the island as part of the first stage of consultation. This will raise the IACC’s awareness of cycling and walking issues across the island. 

What next?

We will collect all of your comments from our online mapping tool.

Using these comments, we will plot a network of active travel routes and present you with a draft for the Active Travel Network Map. This will happen during the Summer 2021. 

There will be an opportunity to comment on the draft Active Travel Network Map, in case we missed something out.

The refined Active Travel Network Map will then go into the third and final phase of consultation. This is the statutory phase of the consultation which will take place towards the end of the year. Subsequently, the IACC will submit its Active Travel Network Map for the Welsh Government’s consideration and approval by 31 December, 2021.

Spread the word

Thank you for helping us identify barriers and improvements to walking and cycling on the Isle of Anglesey. 

To achieve an Active Travel Network Map that will contribute to the wider social, environmental, economic and cultural well-being of people on Anglesey we are eager to gain the viewpoints from everyone across society.  Please do circulate this information with your friends, family, colleagues and communities.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unfortunately, not currently possible to hold face to face public consultations.

The consultation is hosted at: https://ynysmon.commonplace.is whereby it will be possible for people to make comments on this platform.

For those unable to access our on-line engagement material, printed copies of the network map and survey can be arranged.

Further information

Telephone: 01248 752300

Email: activetravel@anglesey.gov.uk