Carmarthenshire County Council has launched a consultation for Carmarthen Town to support the development of improved active travel options for residents.
The initiative is intended to improve access to employment, education, retail and more while also support local decarbonisation efforts.
Some of the other key benefits of improved active travel in the area could be improved road safety, cleaner air and reduced congestion, according to the council.
Cllr. Edward Thomas, cabinet member for transport, waste and infrastructure services, said: “We want to make Carmarthenshire an attractive, cleaner, and safer place to live and work in; for today and future generations.
“The Welsh Government has set out clear objectives and investment priorities to improve active travel within communities. This support will help us to access targeted infrastructure investment that will make it easier for people to use services in and around Carmarthen cheaply and sustainably.
“I would encourage everyone to have their say on the Active Travel Carmarthen consultation, as we want people’s input to determine how the council can support and encourage active travel within Carmarthen that will be to the benefit of the town as a whole.”
According to the local authority, the results of the consultation will inform its active travel master plan to provide safe and affordable transport options.
What’s more, the work is fully funded by the Welsh Government and aligns with the objectives set out in Llwybr Newydd: The Wales Transport Strategy, which were set out to improve active travel connections across the country.
The views of residents, service users, commuters and business owners are being sought to maximise the benefit of the consultation for the whole community. Feedback will be progressed through feasibility studies in line with Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance.