Torbay has some wonderful assets which make it a great place to walk, cycle and travel by physically active means but the potential is there to do much more. Active travel offers huge potential benefits for health and wellbeing, the environment, our quality of life and our economy.

We are working to improve the environment so that active travel is better supported by the infrastructure in Torbay over the long-term. To ensure we do that effectively, we want to work with the community to ensure we engage with residents and businesses on the key issues that will make a positive difference to active travel in all its forms (walking, cycling, skating, scooting, etc.). That means having conversations you, sharing what we are planning and what our future ideas are. We want to ultimately deliver improvements in Torbay that don’t just simply encourage people to travel actively. We want to make it genuinely easier and more attractive so that people feel enabled and increasingly desire to make those journeys on foot, cycle, etc.

If you would like to be kept directly updated, please email future.planning@torbay.gov.uk and we will get in touch with you from time to time to let you know about the latest developments and opportunities on active travel in Torbay and how you can contribute to shaping improvements.

Another way which you can help make suggestions and also share ideas with other people is to use the Widen My Path website. The site allows you to view and make suggestions on a map of your area regarding your thoughts on where improvements could be made to facilitate active travel. Or you can simply browse the map and see what other users have commented and if you like it, give it a virtual thumbs up! Do also feel free to email suggestions and comments to future.planning@torbay.gov.uk.