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What can be done to make cycling and walking easier?

 
Created on 09/10/2020 @ 11:54
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What can be done to make cycling and walking easier in Newtown?

That's the question Powys County Council is asking residents in the area as part of a county-wide consultation to to identify areas of improvement and new active travel routes.
 
The council is asking about cycle storage, cycle lanes, confidence to cycle in the town, zebra crossing and other ways to make cycling and walking easier.

In Newtown work is already underway on a number of cycling and walking improvements, including a new bridge over the River Severn.
 
“The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 aims to make Wales a walking and cycling nation.” Explains Cllr Heulwen Hulme, Powys County Council Cabinet Member for Environment.
 
“With your help, during this 12-week engagement exercise, we plan to further progress the map developed by communities in 2016/17, identifying potential future active travel networks within the 11 designated localities (the largest towns within Powys).

"We want to understand our current walking and cycling habits, and how these could be enhanced in the future, and would love to hear the views of people who either live, work or visit our towns. This includes community groups, schools, families and individuals.
 
“Once all the routes and suggestions for improvements have been identified and analysed, a draft Active Travel Network Map will be made available for final public consultation early next summer.”
 
To find out more about the council’s active travel plans and to let us know your ideas on improving active travel routes in your area, please visit https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/4846/Integrated-Network-Map
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