Active Travel: Walking and Cycling

Active travel is a term used to describe walking and cycling. Cornwall Council promotes active travel as a healthy and sustainable means of transport.

Have a look at the walking and cycling pages to find out more about what we are doing and how you can travel more actively.

The Cornwall Countryside Access Forum webpage hosts a number of useful links related to walking and cycling, including those for the Ramblers Association, British Horse Society, dog walkers and conservation. 

Cornwall Council has submitted a bid for £0.9m revenue to the Department for Transport's Access Fund for a behaviour change package aimed at supporting walking and cycling. To find out more please visit the Access Fund webpage

Active travel maps for Bodmin, Camborne, Redruth, St Austell and Truro have now been updated, and there is a new map available for Falmouth!

Active Travel maps have been produced as part of the Access to Education project, funded by the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The maps have been designed and produced by Sustrans in association with Four Point Mapping.

The maps provide sustainable travel information including walking, cycling and public transport information together in one place. The maps show Schools, local shops, green spaces and how to get to them on foot, by bike or by public transport. There is further information about cycle routes in the local area.

Download the maps for free below:

In order to communicate projects and activities in a more timely and direct manner, the Transport Planning and Strategy team now have our own accounts on Twitter and Facebook! These replace the previous active travel user group and active travel newsletter. We will be using these to highlight local and national walking and cycling news, campaigns and events and to update you with the team's work.

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We also hope to draw your attention to new infrastructure projects which are in the pipeline and encourage you to feed back via the council’s online consultation finder.

A new cycle and pedestrian route linking west Truro with the city centre has been officially opened.

Joining existing off road routes between Treliske, Gloweth and Threemilestone, the new link gives cyclists a safe alternative to the busy A390 and walkers a scenic walk through the countryside behind Malabar. The path also links with Malabar Road giving nearby residents off-road access to the city centre.

Please read the full article on the opening of Coosebean for more information.