The engagement of this project has ended
7 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?
Why don't you put a valley path to link crynant- Seven Sisters. There is available room to do so.
1) Did you take part in Neath Port Talbot's previous on-line active travel engagement in 2020/2021?
Routes need to join up to places that people use their vehicle to access. E.g. travelling from Crynant to Ystradgynlais via Rhos Common, it's a 60mph road, there is a cycle route proposed but stops at the NPT boundary (How will this work as a cycle path? Will it continue on to established cycle routes in the Swansea Valley? Will the road be widened? Or will it just be a few signs dotted around?) Travelling from Onllwyn to Glynneath also appears to have no cycle route, again, cyclists would have to travel along a 60mph steep road, which has had several fatalities in recent years. Crynant to Aberdulais has a planned cycle route, but again, I'd like to know how this will work as a cycle route, will the road be widened and traffic segregated or will it just be a few signs dotted along the road? Also, there is no pavement, or sign-posted walking route between Crynant and Seven Sisters. The only way to walk between the two villages is along a twisty 40mph road, which seems dangerous.
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.
Segregated cycle lane - Crynant to Ystradgynlais/National Cycle Route 43
Segregated cycle lane - Crynant to Aberdulais
Segregated cycle lane - Onllwyn to Glynneath
Safer walking route between Crynant and Seven Sisters
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?
It does feel like walking or cycling around the Dulais Valley at the moment, can be dangerous. It is nice to see that non-motorised transport is being considered in the area. I do wonder how the development of the "Global centre of rail excellence" at Onllwyn in the next few years will impact traffic and safety on the surrounding roads.
8 months ago
you seem to keep all routes on the streets and not along picturesque routes.
The route you show running along Heol Hen could come down past the cemetary into the cwm, then at footbridge could either come down along river and come out besides Seven Sisters AFC fields or cross the river and walk along the route locally known as lovers lane which comes out at the railway crossing at brynteg or before the railway crossing it sweeps around left and comes along to meet the road through the forestry which is accessed off road beside 1 heol yr felin. There are a lot of other routes which the local councillor should know about too.
there is a walk around the tips missing. there is one behind garden city. from 1 heol yr felin you can walk up the forestry road and sweep right at top and walk up to the wind turbine and come down in onllwyn