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7 months ago

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2) Are we correct in our assessment of routes that already meet the agreed standards (existing routes)?

Maybe

3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?

Maybe

4) Do you think there are routes missing from the map that would help you make every-day active travel journeys?

No

1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?

Yes

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?

We note that there is a concern in the Upper Valley's about safety when travelling by bike between the communities, and some concern County wide about path maintenance. With growing concern about the environment and the undoubted health benefits of cycling and walking, we, as the umbrella organization representing community groups and charities in the county are glad to see that both the Council and citizens of Neath Port Talbot are taking this consultation seriously.

7 months ago

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2) Are we correct in our assessment of routes that already meet the agreed standards (existing routes)?

Maybe

3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?

No

3a) If no or maybe what else would help you change your current short car journeys to walking and cycling?

I & several in my community spent considerable time working through your rather frustrating system, questionnaires etc in an attempt to get you to make it safe for our community to travel out of our valley without having to use polluting vehicles - there is a huge desire to embrace a healthy lifestyle & go green up here, but no way to safely cycle, walk, scoot, skateboard or even ride a horse out of our valley down to the next conurbation Pontadawe & then access other safe green riding routes south to the rest of the World. The only access is up or down the very busy & dangerous A474, there are horrendous crashes along this route every year & that is in cars, vans or lorries - do you really think its safe for cyclists, families etc to use this route??? Despite all our efforts, many of which did appear on your original consultation map, we have once again been ommitted from your plans. Is there any major essential route between villages in your County that is more dangerous for people to use? Will it take a crushed or maimed cyclist or child, or worse before you even consider us?

4) Do you think there are routes missing from the map that would help you make every-day active travel journeys?

Yes

4a) If you answered yes to question 4, please provide more details.

I & several in my community spent considerable time working through your rather frustrating system, questionnaires etc in an attempt to get you to make it safe for our community to travel out of our valley without having to use polluting vehicles - there is a huge desire to embrace a healthy lifestyle & go green up here, but no way to safely cycle, walk, scoot, skateboard or even ride a horse out of our valley down to the next conurbation Pontadawe & then access other safe green riding routes south to the rest of the World. The only access is up or down the very busy & dangerous A474, there are horrendous crashes along this route every year & that is in cars, vans or lorries - do you really think its safe for cyclists, families etc to use this route??? Despite all our efforts, many of which did appear on your original consultation map, we have once again been ommitted from your plans. Is there any major essential route between villages in your County that is more dangerous for people to use? Will it take a crushed or maimed cyclist or child, or worse before you even consider us?

1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?

Yes

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?

I & several in my community spent considerable time working through your rather frustrating system, questionnaires etc in an attempt to get you to make it safe for our community to travel out of our valley without having to use polluting vehicles - there is a huge desire to embrace a healthy lifestyle & go green up here, but no way to safely cycle, walk, scoot, skateboard or even ride a horse out of our valley down to the next conurbation Pontadawe & then access other safe green riding routes south to the rest of the World. The only access is up or down the very busy & dangerous A474, there are horrendous crashes along this route every year & that is in cars, vans or lorries - do you really think its safe for cyclists, families etc to use this route??? Despite all our efforts, many of which did appear on your original consultation map, we have once again been ommitted from your plans. Is there any major essential route between villages in your County that is more dangerous for people to use? Will it take a crushed or maimed cyclist or child, or worse before you even consider us? I would be very grateful to hear your thoughts on this as it really seems as if you are simply ignoring us because we are inconvenient, a long way from your offices on the very edge of your county Mike Harrison

7 months ago

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2) Are we correct in our assessment of routes that already meet the agreed standards (existing routes)?

Maybe

2a) If no, which route assessments do you think are incorrect and why.

3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?

No

3a) If no or maybe what else would help you change your current short car journeys to walking and cycling?

The road from Pontrhydyfen to Neath is so dangerous that I, as inexperienced cyclists and current unfit due to ill health would not be able to take the either the extended route or the route along the road. Is there not a possibility of a more direct route that avoids the extremely dangerous road? That would mean that more families would be able to use them.

1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?

Yes

7 months ago

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2) Are we correct in our assessment of routes that already meet the agreed standards (existing routes)?

No

2a) If no, which route assessments do you think are incorrect and why.

There is no proposed connection from Cwmllynfell to Ystalyfera, because it widely used and is a missing link in the cycle network.

3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?

No

3a) If no or maybe what else would help you change your current short car journeys to walking and cycling?

Because I would have to drive them!!!!!

4) Do you think there are routes missing from the map that would help you make every-day active travel journeys?

Yes

4a) If you answered yes to question 4, please provide more details.

As mentioned with the answer for question 2a, there is no proposed link from Cwmllynfell to Ystalyfera, which enable people from this community to access Schools, shops and work.

1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?

No

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?

For once it would be nice if NPTC would consider the communities outside of the larger towns and villages, we again are forgotten. A little reminder, we all pay our council tax.

7 months ago

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3) Do you think the network of proposed (future) routes shown on this map will encourage you to walk/cycle more for everyday journeys?

Maybe

3a) If no or maybe what else would help you change your current short car journeys to walking and cycling?

A safer route from Tonmawr into the Afan valley and from Tonmawr into the Cimla area

4) Do you think there are routes missing from the map that would help you make every-day active travel journeys?

Yes

4a) If you answered yes to question 4, please provide more details.

To encourage more walking and cycling from Cimla to the Afan and vice versa, we need a safe cycle and walking route. There is a hazardous road from Danycoed down to Efail Fach to pick up the existing routes to the Afan, and to get to Cimla. There is an option to reach Cimla by taking the old farm road up past Penstar farm, green lanterns and then to come back out at Cefn Saeson but this is a convoluted and longer route. Also, at this time, the stretch of road/path, from Efail Fach to Penstar farm is unusable as dangerous due to potholes, also, this stretch is barriered on one side due to subsidence so not sure how safe it is. A safe, usable route might also make a realistic option of children from the area cycling to school, especially Cefn Saeson which would be a great promotion for an active lifestyle and also be a great contribution to a greener npt.

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?

Within our area, Pelenna and the interconnected valleys, we are spoilt for options for walking and cycling, however, there are issues over maintenance and clearance of these routes so that they can be used. We have a historical route which was established back in the late 1800s which starts in Cymmer, continues through Tonmawr and then over to Neath above the agnolotti Park. Currently, on Nrw land, this route is blocked due to tree falls and a landslide. As this path is now not being used it is leading to further deterioration by overgrowth.