Active Travel

We need your help as we shape plans to improve towns and villages in Wrexham and make them better places to live, work and visit.

Last year we asked for everyone’s comments on barriers to active travel and asked for suggestions how they could be improved.

We received hundreds of comments from across the county borough and we’ve used these comments to help put our proposals together.

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We’re now consulting on our proposals to upgrade and create new walking and cycling routes to make active travel the normal way to get around for local journeys. This will cut down on unnecessary traffic and help families get about safely, improve air quality and increase the attractiveness of places to live and work.

About the proposals

They focus on 13 areas of Wrexham that have been chosen because they are where facilities are that people travel short distances to regularly – schools, leisure centres, employment sites, local shopping districts and bus or rail services.

Active Travel routes are not routes that purely for leisure purposes.

The areas are:

  • Bradley
  • Chirk
  • Coedpoeth
  • Gresford
  • Llay
  • Rhosllanerchrugog
  • Rhostyllen
  • Rossett
  • Ruabon
  • Sydallt
  • Tan-y-fron
  • Trevor
  • Wrexham

How do I take part?

You can take part here which will take you to our Active Travel Network Maps for Wrexham.

We’d like your views on the proposals to make sure we’ve identified the correct routes and whether you think they’ll encourage more people to use their cars less and either walk or cycle to where they want to go.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said, “Improving Active Travel routes in Wrexham is important for many reasons such as improving people’s well-being and reducing our carbon emissions.

“It’s also important we get it right in order to support what people want to see improved so please take part in the consultation.”

The consultation is open until 23 March 2022.

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