Active Travel – Blaenau Gwent

In 2013, Welsh Government introduced the Active Travel (Wales) Act with the aim of increasing peoples’ daily physical activity, boosting wellbeing and reducing the reliance on cars for short, purposeful journeys. 

All local authorities in Wales are legally required to encourage walking and cycling as a preferred travel mode for purposeful journeys within short distances. 

Local authorities must design and deliver suitable routes for active travel within and around their settlements, providing safe and accessible routes for pedestrians, wheelchair users and cyclists.

Please watch our animation to find out more information on active travel.

Online survey – Glyncoed North/South Link

We would like to invite you to take part in our survey to establish how the current route at Glyncoed is currently being used and if our new improved route will encourage residents to choose Active Travel as their preferred travel mode for short purposeful journeys.

You can access the survey using the QR code below or visiting: 


What are short, purposeful journeys?

An active travel journey is one that someone on foot or by cycle can take to carry out an everyday task, such as:

  • Walking or cycling to school
  • Walking or cycling to work
  • Walking or cycling to the local train or bus station to catch the train for an onward journey
  • Walking or cycling to the local shop/pharmacy/Post Office

What is Blaenau Gwent CBC doing about Active Travel in the community?

In 2021, the council has worked alongside Sustrans and other partners to develop its Active Travel Network Map, including developing and improving new and existing routes.

These routes include:

  • Bryn Bach Park – Garnlydan
  • Tredegar Town Centre - Harford Gardens
  • Ebbw Vale Hospital - 3-11 School
  • Beaufort – Nantyglo
  • Brynmawr - Blaenavon
  • Six Bells – Aberbeeg
  • Llanhilleth Station - Royal Oak
  • Royal Oak - Swffrydd-Crumlin

We want to make active travel a normal part of everyday life; walking or cycling for our short journeys, instead of taking the car, is healthier for us and great for the environment too.

Let’s makes Blaenau Gwent a better place to live, work and visit, for ourselves and future generations.

If you would like to get involved and help develop your local active travel network the please contact Kathryn Childs - Partnerships & Engagement Support Officer (Active Travel) or visit this page for future updates.