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.
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.
"The grandchildren love walking to and from school but it’s not always practical."
David, Rhondda Cynon Taff
"Not only is pavement parking dangerous, causing people to walk in the road, it also damages the pavement which needs replacing."
"We need to get rid of the mentality that speed limits are a punishment for drivers or designed to make the journey longer. There is a valid safety reason for them."
Brian, Ebbw Vale
Say they want action on pavement parking.
Want to see an increase in children walking to school
Think 20mph should be standard in urban areas
Say the Welsh Government should fund walking as a priority.
"I walk with my six year old son to school. So many other children in the school are driven despite living much closer than us. This increases traffic on the roads, causes inconsiderate parking and makes it more dangerous for me and my son."
Miranda Podger, Port Talbot
"On our estates there are too many cars per household so people have to park on the street, making it very inconvenient for prams and people with disabilities."
Phil Evans, Aberystwyth
"I frequently come across cars parked on pavements which make it difficult for me to pass with two small children, including a pram."
Sarah Curtis, Newport
"Heavy traffic and roads needing repair means cyclists are forced to ride on pavements, creating a risk to walkers."
Lyn Hills, Cardiff