Help us create a walking Wales – healthier, cleaner, safer and more connected.

get active on active travel

Thanks to the Active Travel Act every Local Authority in Wales has to draw up plans for a network of walking and cycling routes.

These routes should connect homes to schools and work, to shops and services, parks and leisure facilities. We also want communities to be connected to each other so there is better cohesion, making short local journeys easier by foot than by the car.

This is your chance to make sure walking routes are fit for purpose and suitable for everyone to enjoy.  Local Authorities need your knowledge and experience about walking in the area you live, work, shop and study.  

Write directly to the team in charge of active travel mapping in your Local Authority by following these links to Cycling UK, our campaign partner.

 

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Yn y Gymraeg

Colwyn Bay High Street - pedestrianised with people of all ages walking

Welsh Assembly

The Welsh Assembly elections in 2016 gave us a real opportunity to push walking up the political agenda and make real changes across the country.

What did we call for?

Download our Get Wales Walking manifesto:

 

Get Wales Walking Manifesto (1.5Mb PDF English)

Get Wales Walking Manifesto (1.5Mb PDF Welsh)

Wales has the world's first Active Travel Act

The groundbreaking Active Travel Act (Wales) will get more people walking, improve facilities and routes for pedestrians and make sure all new road schemes consider the needs of pedestrians.

Living Streets has been involved at each stage of the legislation as a strong voice for pedestrians. Here are its main walking ambitions.

Reverse the decline so at least 55% of children walk to school

An increase in people walking at least 30 minutes each day

Transform urban areas into world class towns and cities

Incentivise local authorities to promote walking

Voices from Wales

We asked our supporters in Wales what they wanted to see

 

89%

Say they want action on pavement parking.

84%

Want to see an increase in children walking to school

75%

Think 20mph should be standard in urban areas

70%

Say the Welsh Government should fund walking as a priority.