Somerset Active Travel

Somerset is a great place to live, work and visit but we want to make it easier for people to travel more sustainably in Somerset.

About our active travel plans

In Somerset, we have ambitious aspirations for active travel improvements. Our vision is to see healthy and active communities, with a good-quality cycling and walking experience for all users. We want Somerset to be a County where everyone feels welcome and comfortable, whichever mode of transport they use. 

However, in recent times we haven’t had the funding available to allow us to deliver our aspiration and active travel hasn’t had the priority it deserves. With central government’s current new emphasis on sustainable and active travel we are now taking this opportunity to bid for funds and invest in active travel across Somerset. In order to get this investment right it’s important we continue developing relationships with our stakeholders and communities and deliver and promote active travel together.

Get involved

Here you can find all of our open active travel activities. This site helps people learn about our active travel projects and have their say to influence transport policies.

Frome School Streets Consultation

Over the past few years, Frome Town Council has been working with active travel charity Sustrans, and Somerset Council to implement Frome’s first School Streets in the Oakfield and Park Wards. A School Streets area limits vehicle access during drop-off and pick-up times making it safer to walk, scoot or cycle to and from school. School Streets aim to: Create a safer and more pleasant environment for those travelling to and from school ...

Closed 30 November 2023

Somerset Youth Voice Survey

We’d love to hear your thoughts on shaping the future of sustainable transport in Somerset. Sustainable transport is transport that has low and zero emissions and is energy efficient such as; walking, cycling, wheeling, electric transport, and public transport. We’ve created this short survey, and your answers will help us to raise your voice and share your thoughts on what young people want and need.

Closes 31 July 2030

See what else we are doing

Here are some traffic decisions we made based on your contributions and feedback.


Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) are focused 10-year plans for developing a cycling and walking network within a local area. We currently have 3 (for Bridgwater, Taunton and Yeovil) and further LCWIPs are being planned.

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Local Transport Plan

Somerset Council is working on a new Local Transport Plan (LTP) which reflects concerns around climate change and poor connections between towns and villages, whilst ensuring that transport is accessible and safe for all.

A LTP is not about building new roads, it is about looking at the bigger picture and understanding how the residents of Somerset would like to travel over the next decade.

We want to write a LTP which is informed by the views of Somerset residents, especially young people, who will inherit the decisions we make today.

Modeshift Stars

We have teamed up with Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) and Modeshift STARS to give all schools the opportunity to develop a School Travel Plan through the Modeshift STARS Education Accreditation Programme.

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