Sustrans ATA Mapping event

Dear Cycling Gar Member,


The Active Travel Act Wales has been described as the world’s first legislation to promote Active Travel.  The Act became a duty in September 2014 and places a requirement on local authorities to continuously improve routes for walkers and cyclists and to prepare maps identifying current and potential future routes. 


Over the summer authorities will be preparing for the first stage of the new Duty – to prepare and publish an Existing Routes Map.  


Sustrans has organised a series of briefing sessions to help de-mystify the process which local authorities will be going through in meeting the new Duties.  These sessions are aimed at individuals who are keen to become engaged in helping local authorities to shape their network of active travel routes within the designated built-up areas.  


The session in Swansea will be delivered by Sustrans Area Manager Lindsey Curtis and will provide the following:


1.       Overview of the Active Travel Act – including Existing Route Map (ERM) and the Integrated Network Map (INM) process.


2.       How to get involved locally  – what are the opportunities for getting involved in relation to the ERM and INM?


3.       Timeframe and resources – outlining the timetable of key milestones and actions for the Active Travel Act process


4.       Data mapping process and outputs – presentation of the completed base map, how this has been derived, data input to date, demonstration of the data website


5.       Understanding the design guidance audit tool – presentation followed by a practical session



Event Dates:





Delivered by


Saturday 16/05/2015

12:30 - 16:30

Lindsey Curtis Sustrans South Wales Area Manager



Places are limited for this session so if you would like to attend please let me know ASAP to book your place by emailing Tim John at and stating which event you would like to attend.  Places are limited so please book soon.


Best wishes,




Jane Lorimer

National Director, Sustrans Cymru
Cyfarwyddwr Cenedlaethol, Sustrans Cymru