Posted: Thu 8th Apr 2021

Have your say on how cycling and walking routes across Wrexham can be improved for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Members of the public are being encouraged to put forward their views on how cycling and walking routes in towns and villages can be improved across the county borough.

Wrexham Council has launched an ‘Active Travel’ consultation over plans for 13 areas across the area – which can be viewed in the shaded areas of an interactive map.

The local authority says the locations were chosen because they are where facilities are that people travel short distances to regularly – schools, leisure centres, employment sites, local shopping districts and transport interchanges.

Participants can also use the map to “place a pin” and leave a comment on a specific area of concern or suggestion on how active travel can be improved.

However Wrexham Council says its “main focus is to improve areas where there is the greatest need for change and highest potential for more people to choose active travel.”

The feedback from the consultation will then be analysed and considered as the council produces the next edition of the Active Travel Network Map (ATNM) for each of the designated towns in Wrexham.

This will then be submitted to the transport minister later this year for approval.

A spokesperson for Wrexham Council said: “Covid-19 has seen a big change in people choosing to walk or cycle rather than use their cars and we’d like to make sure we’re prepared to support this increase as much as possible.

“We also want to know what barriers you face in using the current walking and cycling routes.

“Are they too short? Are there too few of them? Do you feel safe using them? Are there enough of them?”

The consultation is open until 25 June 2021 and Wrexham Council says it will use the views to develop our future infrastructure which it formally consult on later in the year.

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