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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Active Travel Network Map consultation: statutory phase

This consultation has ended

Original consultation

Thank you for helping us to identify barriers and improvements to Active Travel walking and cycling routes as part of the first and second stage consultation.

The final stage (statutory) of the consultation process for the Isle of Anglesey’s Active Travel Network Map Review is now open.

Have your say

The Draft Active Travel Network Map (ATNM)

The Isle of Anglesey County Council are now consulting on the draft Active Travel Network Map (ATNM) and inviting you to take a look at our proposals and tell us what you think. 

Why is the Active Travel Network Map important?

We are able to apply for funding from the Welsh Government each year to implement the proposals on the Active Travel Network map. If routes are not on the map they are not eligible for funding, so it is important that we understand what matters to the Isle of Anglesey residents when it comes to walking and cycling routes.

The wider picture

This project is part of a nation-wide initiative in Wales. Every three years Welsh local authorities involve local people when updating our active travel network plans.

Wales is unique in having legislation which requires councils to do this. The Active Travel (Wales) Act sets out a clear ambition to put walking and cycling centre-stage for local journeys.

The Active Travel Network Map is a legal requirement in Wales and the Isle of Anglesey County Council will be submitting it to Welsh Government by 31 December 2021 for approval.

What we would like you to do

Please tell us if you agree with our proposed walking and cycling routes, and if they will be of benefit to you.

If they will not, tell us what other improvements are needed. We would be grateful if you could complete and submit the online questionnaire for the settlement that you wish to comment upon.

What next?

We will collect all of your comments from our online mapping tool. 

This is the statutory phase of the consultation and your final opportunity to make comments on the consultation. Subsequently, Isle of Anglesey County Council will submit its Active Travel Network Map for the Welsh Government’s consideration and approval by 31 December 2021. 

Spread the word 

To achieve an Active Travel Network Map that will contribute to the wider social, environmental, economic and cultural well-being of people on Anglesey we are eager to gain the viewpoints from everyone across society.  Please do circulate this information with your friends, family, colleagues and communities.   

For those unable to access our online engagement material, printed copies of the network map and survey can be arranged.

Please contact Dylan Llewelyn Jones for further information on 01248 751805 or email

'Active travel' means walking and cycling for the purpose of making journeys. An 'active travel journey' means any purposeful journey to a destination.

The definition includes travel to work, travel to school and other educational facilities, travel to the shops, travel to leisure facilities, travel to public transport interchanges and so on. The definition of Active Travel Routes excludes routes that are for purely recreational use (for example, routes intended as mountain bike trails or off-road circuits) as well as routes that do not connect facilities and services to each other or with residential areas.

Although, in practice, the best active travel routes will be widely used for recreation. For more information on Active Travel please see the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance (July 2020).

More information on Active Travel

Following the first round of consultation in 2016, and approval by Welsh Government in 2018, the Isle of Anglesey has 7 Active Travel settlements which include

  • Amlwch
  • Benllech
  • Holyhead
  • Llanfairpwll
  • Llangefni
  • Menai Bridge
  • Valley

Local authorities must ensure that they are meeting the duties specified within their designated localities.

However, if the local authority’s assessment of demand for active travel journeys indicates that a route to places outside of designated localities will attract users, the routes can be included in the authority’s Active Travel Network Map and assessed for prioritisation.