Active travel refers to:
- cycling and
- Park and Stride
The Council promotes active travel as a healthy and sustainable means of transport.
Active travel maps
The active travel maps show:
- key locations including schools, local shops and green spaces
- how to get to them on foot, by bike or by public transport
- further information about walking and cycling routes in the local area
- a handy distance/time calculator
Download the maps for free below:
- Bodmin Active Travel Map
- Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth Active Travel Map
- Falmouth and Penryn Active Travel Map
- Hayle, St Erth and St Ives Active Travel Map
- Saltash Active Travel Map
- St Austell Active Travel Map
- Truro Active Travel Map
Public e-bike hire schemes
We have partnered with Beryl Bikes to deliver public e-bike hire schemes in:
- Falmouth and Penryn
- St Austell
The scheme is live in Falmouth and Penryn. The scheme allows people to hire bikes from one of 20 bays, returning to the same or other bays in the towns. The scheme provides a practical, active, low carbon way of getting around for everyday and leisure trips.
The easiest way to book an e-bike is to download the app on the Beryl website.
Photo of Beryl bike
Local cycling and walking infrastructure plans
In 2020 the Government produced a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) feature in the strategy. They are a strategic approach to identifying cycling and walking improvements.
They enable a long-term approach to developing local cycling and walking networks. In turn, increasing the number of trips made on foot or by cycle.
The key outputs of LCWIPs are:
- a network plan for walking and cycling with preferred routes and core walking zones
- a prioritised programme of infrastructure improvements for future investment
- a report which sets out the context for the identified improvements and network
The LCWIP will be the basis of bids for funding to deliver these improvements.
You can read Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans below:
- Truro Local Walking Cycling Infrastructure Plan
- Newquay Local Walking Cycling Infrastructure Plan
- Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth Local Walking Cycling Infrastructure Plan
- Penzance Local Walking Cycling Infrastructure Plan
- Falmouth and Penryn Local Walking Cycling Infrastructure Plan
- Liskeard Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan
- St Austell Local Cycling and Walking Plan- Part1 Of 4
- St Austell Local Cycling and Walking Plan- Part2 Of 4
- St Austell Local Cycling and Walking Plan- Part3 Of 4
- St Austell Local Cycling and Walking Plan- Part4 Of 4
Community Cycle Tracks
Nine cycle tracks have been built at schools around Cornwall for community groups and clubs to hire.
The community cycle tracks are multi-purpose, all-weather facilities for all ages and abilities. They provide a safe environment to develop bike handling skills and confidence. They also contain features designed to challenge riders.
We hope the tracks will help encourage more people to cycle - swapping four wheels for two. It's not only good for our health, but our environment too!
We have funded the tracks with British Cycling and the schools themselves. The tracks are a legacy of Cornwall hosting the 2021 Tour of Britain.
The tracks are available for hire by community groups and clubs. Bikes and helmets are also available at some schools.
For information on how to hire the track and equipment, please contact the school.
- Mounts Bay Academy, Penzance
- St Meriadoc Junior, Camborne
- Falmouth School , Falmouth
- Truro Learning Academy, Truro
- The Bishops C of E Academy, Newquay
- Charlestown Primary, Charlestown
- Hillfort Primary, Liskeard
- Berrycoombe School, Bodmin
- Stratton School, Stratton – booking is not required for Stratton’s track
Here are some films showcasing some of the exciting projects we are involved in:
Healthy Streets, Penzance - Phase 1