Joint Local Transport Plan

Active travel

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 commenced during September 2014.

The Act requires local authorities to continuously improve facilities and routes for pedestrians and cyclists and to prepare maps identifying current and potential future routes for their use.

The Act also requires new road schemes (including road improvement schemes) to consider the needs of pedestrians and cyclists at design stage.

The initial public consultation period on the Audited First Phase Routes came to an end on 10 January 2016. 

However a further 6-week public consultation on the additional audited routes (Second Phase Routes) will commence on the 4 July 2016 until the 15 August 2016.

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Following the initial public consultation a report has been produced for the Welsh Government detailing Gwynedd Council’s consultation conclusions, a statement referring to Gwynedd’s failed audited routes and copies of the Existing Route Maps for the three audited settlements.

Existing Active Travel Route Map
Gwynedd Council's Existing Route Maps Statement


 Audited walking routes (First Phase Routes)


Audited cycling routes (First Phase Routes)


Audited cycling routes (Second Phase Routes)


Audited walking routes (Second Phase Routes)



The timetable put in place by the Active Travel Act is as follows:

  • 22 January 2016 Submission of the existing route maps to Welsh Government – This timescale has now been extended to September 2016.
  • 24 September 2017 Submission of the integrated network map and resubmission of the existing route map to Welsh Government.
  • 24 September 2020 Resubmission of the existing route map and the integrated network map to Welsh Government.


Further information

Contact us by email or phone 01286 679413.