The engagement of this project has ended
8 months ago
2) Are we correct in our assessment of routes that already meet the agreed standards (existing routes)?
3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?
3a) If no or maybe what else would help you change your current short car journeys to walking and cycling?
There is an opportunity to connect Glyneath to Neath along the historical towpath line 100% of the way, without having to use the road at all. Also a connection between Glynneath and Abercrave off road would help.
4) Do you think there are routes missing from the map that would help you make every-day active travel journeys?
4a) If you answered yes to question 4, please provide more details.
As mentioned above. There are existing paths that could connect all the way Neath from Glynneath. And a cycle track between Abercrave and Glynneath would be beneficial.
1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?
5) Do you have any additional comments regarding cycling and walking facilities or active travel policy that you would like Neath Port Talbot Council to consider?
As many off road cycle/walking routes as possible.
9 months ago
A separate cycle lane, partitioned from the traffic. Or a speed limit of no more than 20 mph through the village.
A vehicle free route.
I used to cycle from Pontwalby, Glynneath to Port Talbot railway station and back four times a week. I loved it, I began in 2004. I gave it up two years ago, because it was getting too dangerous, I was having far two many close calls with impatient drivers in cars, taxis, lorries and sad to say even buses. I loved the challenge everyday, miss it badly. Nowadays, I stick to the tow path between Neath and Briton Ferry, then the dedicated cycle path from Briton Ferry into Port Talbot station. Sadly, the tow path isn't a great alternative, because of the low canal bridges, plus pedestrians and cyclists don't mix well, and also in the dark (I work shifts) it is not a safe route, because you may meet all kinds of idiots (drunks, druggies, and wierdos) along it. However, if I could follow the
canal towpath all the way from Glynneath to Briton Ferry, I would go back to the full round trip that I used to love to do. Unfortunately, part of that route no longer exists, and the rest of it from Abergarwed to Neath centre is unfit for cycling. Why can't that section be upgraded as Neath to Briton Ferry part was? Finally, I have a couple of suggestions that would attract myself and no doubt others to cycle on the roads in towns and villages. A drop from 30 to 20 mph in all towns and villages, and also on dedicated cycling routes i.e., I think the B4242from Glynneath to Cadoxton would make an ideal dedicated cycling route, which would be only resident/visitor access, and limited to 30 mph right through.