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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)?

No

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

On map 4 you have extended Glantwrch along side the school playing fields all the way down to Abertwrch Farm. This lane is not Glantwrch, it is a private access road to Abertwrch Farm. It is not a public footpath, nor is it a public highway, and in fact one third of it is not even owned by the Local Authority. By marking this as Glantwrch you are implying it is a public access road, so could you please remove this marking.

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 Local Authority keeping existing paths well maintained and spending our money doing this rather than trying to create new routes!

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?

No

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?

More link paths between roads and canal paths/cycle paths

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.

There is a poorly maintained path and steps from Swansea Road, Trebanos B4603 to the Canal path / leisure centre grounds. As not maintained this path will be lost and the opportunity for those living on or above Swansea road to access the canal path, recreation ground and to walk into Pontardawe will also be lost. The path is stuated next to the bus stop on Swansea road opposite to the junction with Graig Road and goes down some steps over a bridge to the canal path (there is no other path allowing access in this area) The other paths are either from Pontardawe adjacent to the roundabout or in Trebanos adjacent to the park

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

No

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?

Yes

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

Pontardawe Map 3 - It appears the new cycle route (red) connecting Pontardawe to Ynysmeudwy is along a busy road. an alterative option would be to upgrade the canal towpath which runs parallel, thus providing a more pleasant / safer traffic free route and a continuation of other sections of canal towpath which are already providing this? It is noted that there are many other comments suggesting the towpath is upgraded enabling active travel connections between local communities and Glandwr Cymru look forward to continuing to work with Sustrans and Neath Port Talbot council to achieve this.

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

Yes

8 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?

Yes

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.

Is there a direct route from Pontardawe to Neath without going on the road?

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?

As a mum of two, who is not quite confident on a bike, I’d like a simpler map, we go to ystalyfera or down to Glais as I know that way, can we have a map of photos of where we need to go or an app with a start and finish and pictures of the way? I do think the paths are very well maintained, shame about dog poo etc but that’s not the councils fault. I don’t know if there is a direct cycle route from Ponty to Neath or how to find it? 🤷‍♀️ Thanks

8 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

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

The Tow path is an underestimated potential cycleway for the Pontardawe area. The old railway track now a well maintained cycle way is great, but unless you're travelling from Ystalyfera or top end of Godre'r Graig its just a recreational path. If you want to travel more locally in Pontardawe, and off the busy roads, then the tow path is ideal, but needs more maintenance. There are connecting routes to it at Ynysmeudwy and Cilmaengwyn. Cilmaengwyn is very muddy. The Ynysmeudwy connection is very uneven. Also there are steps to negotiate at Grove road. There needs to be a better off the road connection to Neath. And if there were a way to connect GCG more off road then it would improve connectivity between towns West and East, not just the North and South of the existing valley corridor.

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.

GCG to Pontardawe, Neath to Pontardawe. More off the main road routes.

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?

The beauty and attraction of walking/cycling routes is being off the road. A lot of these routes are just utilising existing roads. I'd like to see more of an effort to create/secure access and the improvement of paths off the road.