The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 places a duty on local authorities to plan for, improve, and promote routes for walking and cycling for every day journeys.
Integrated Network Map
Ceredigion Council is required by the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 to produce an Integrated Network Map setting out a 15 year programme of improvements to active travel routes.
Consultation has now started to improve cycling and walking routes in the Active Travel Designated Localities of Aberystwyth, Cardigan and Lampeter.
The draft Integrated Network Map and updated Existing Route Map can be viewed here.
Existing Route Map
In order to meet this duty, local authorities must publish an Existing Routes Map which shows routes which are suitable for walking or cycling and which meet the standards set out in the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance.
The Existing Routes Map will be of use for people who wish to plan their walking and cycling journeys.
It will also allow progress to be measured in the development of Ceredigion’s walking and cycling networks, as new routes are created and added to the Existing Routes Map over time.
Following public consultation in 2015, the Existing Route Map was amended and approved by Welsh Government. If you require paper copies of the Existing Routes Maps, or copies in an alternative format, please contact us.
The Existing Route Maps do not show all possible walking and cycling routes, however the routes shown have undergone an audit which shows that they meet the standards set out in Welsh Government Guidance.
Download the Ceredigion Council’s annual report in accordance with the duties under sections 7 (3) and 10 (2) of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013:
The Existing Routes Maps for:
- Walking map
- There are currently no cycle routes in Lampeter
The Existing Routes Map for cycling should be read in conjunction with the Statement and Explanation, which provides additional information about a small number of routes which do not meet the standards set out in Welsh Government Guidance, but still provide useful links in the overall network.
For information to help people of all ages to get on your bike and start cycling, please read the attached 'Get Cycling Ceredigion' magazine. This magazine also includes guidance on cycle maintenance and safety and a map of the Ystwyth Trail - a 21-mile (34 km) multi-use trail linking Aberystwyth, Llanfarian, Ystrad Meurig and Tregaron with lots of off-road sections for safe, family friendly cycling.