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Active travel

Active travel is a term for making journeys by physically active means, like walking or cycling. We want to improve and promote active travel for the benefit of everyone.

Benefits of active travel include: 

  • improvements in your health and wellbeing 
  • fewer cars on the road, reducing congestion 
  • reductions in carbon emissions and cleaner air 
  • better connections between local communities 
  • enhanced access to employment, education, and key services

The current active travel network in Swansea consists of over 120km of on and off-road cycle and walking routes enjoyed by people of all abilities.

In line with the Welsh Government's Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 and delivered as part of the active travel fund, we are committed to increasing and promoting active travel routes across the area. This means that more routes are being added to the network, making commuting by foot and cycle safer, easier and more joined up.

Projects will see new and improved infrastructure delivered across Swansea and will not only improve connectivity between communities, but will also link with the wider public transport network.

Completed routes

These new or improved routes have been completed and are open for everyone to enjoy.

Current projects

These projects have been allocated grant funding from the active travel fund to be developed or delivered.

Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013

The Active Travel (Wales) Act aims to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in Wales, specifically to promote walking and cycling as viable modes of transport for everyday journeys such as to the shops, work or college.

Report an issue or give feedback

Let us know if you have an issue or query with any active travel routes.

Information for employers

Promoting active travel can help your organisation meet sustainability targets and will improve the wellbeing of your employees.

Share with care

Please be mindful of others using shared use paths so everyone can enjoy them safely.

Cycling

Get on your bike with great cycling routes in Swansea for travel and leisure, part of the National Cycle Network (routes 4 and 43) and the Celtic Trail West.

Walking

Walkers are spoilt for choice in Swansea and Gower. There is everything from level promenades and parkland for an easy stroll to more strenuous hikes over beaches, moorland and through ancient woods.
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