Hop on for exciting Pembrokeshire e-bike trial

Residents and visitors to four Pembrokeshire areas are being invited to get on their bikes following the introduction of an exciting pay as you go e-bike trial.

Thanks to funding of £150,000 from the Swansea Bay and South West Wales Metro programme, the trial will run in Haverfordwest, Fishguard & Goodwick and Tenby for 12 months.

The trial, which starts on Monday 15th April, will see a fleet of e-bikes provided for members of the public to use for commuting, leisure and local activities.

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More than £4m of path and road maintenance, bridge strengthening and other work approved across NPT

Neath Port Talbot councillors have given the go ahead for more than £4m of highways engineering, maintenance and other works in all parts of the county borough.

It entails bridge strengthening (£300,000), drainage (£300,000), carriageway resurfacing (£1,852,000), footway resurfacing (£143,000), road surface dressing (£260,000), minor works such as traffic signs, barriers, traffic regulation orders (£445,000), delivery of the highway tree management strategy (£170,000) and other highways maintenance and associated measures (£587,000).

The Highways Works Programme was drawn up by officers using information including inspection reports from technical officers and other surveys plus local councillors’ surgeries.

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Police launch #OpDarwen Motorcycle Safety Campaign 2024

A campaign aimed at reducing the risk of motorcycle-related deaths and serious injuries on the roads is now underway across North Wales.

The annual Operation Darwen campaign runs from early Spring through until the autumn, covering a period that sees the highest number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured. The campaign is aimed at promoting rider safety and will see high visibility patrols being carried out along key routes which have been identified as risk areas.

Over the coming months, officers from the Roads Crime Unit will be on active patrol across the region and will also be engaging with riders at popular biker meeting spots.

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Quality kit can save your skin

As a motorcyclist, what you wear is your only protection against injury if you’re involved in a collision.

It’s so important to always be kitted out correctly with the right clothing and equipment, whatever bike you ride, even if you’re just heading to the shop.

Whether you're commuting or out for a weekend ride; on a moped or a supersport bike; a short slide on tarmac will shred clothes and then take skin down to the bone in no time. Quality kit really can save your skin.

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Llanharan sustainable transport corridor to progress

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has confirmed that over the last year, the Council has been working closely with Welsh Government and Transport for Wales (TfW) to review the Llanharan Link Road, which was paused under the Welsh Government’s Roads Review.

Reconsideration of the proposed scheme, working in alignment to the new Welsh Government requirements for sustainability, has allowed the Council to work closely with Transport for Wales to re-design the scheme.

The re-designed scheme will deliver a new link road to help remove HGVs and heavy traffic through the village of Llanharan. However the new scheme will have public transport and active travel – with over 4km of active travel links - embedded in its principles.

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Free Ride Swansea returns for Easter

Swansea's free buses are back for the Easter holidays, starting this Saturday, March 23.

Local shoppers and day-trippers heading into Swansea city centre or out and about around can travel on buses for free every Saturday and Sunday over the Easter school holiday period.

Swansea Council Leader, Rob Stewart, welcomed the latest offer and hopes everyone will take advantage. He said: "Since we launched the offer people have enjoyed around 700,000 free bus rides.

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Written Statement: Publication of the Active Travel Delivery Plan 2024-27

Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Climate Change

Today, I am publishing the Active Travel Delivery Plan 2024-2027.

A commitment in our National Transport Delivery Plan (NTDP), the Active Travel Delivery Plan sets out in more detail how we and our delivery partners will implement the active travel commitments in Llwybr Newydd and the NTDP.

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New 20mph enforcement sites

An update from GoSafe

Following the change in default speed limit, we have continued to review driver behaviour and the response to the change, whilst engaging with communities across Wales with Operation Ugain.

We have continued to receive public requests for enforcement in their communities. These are assessed using our enforcement criteria and where appropriate, enforcement sites will be established where there is evidence of road safety risk.

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Car club network will connect rural communities thanks to £1 million boost

The Welsh Government will invest £1 million to create a network of car clubs to connect rural communities, Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters announced today.

The move comes as part of plans to meet ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions with aims for public transport, walking and cycling trips to account for 45% of journeys by 2040.

Today’s announcement builds on steps the Welsh Government has already taken to improve accessibility in rural communities, such as the response led Fflecsi bus service.

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Plans underway for grant funding bid to reopen popular path

Pembrokeshire County Council is finalising plans to bid for Welsh Government funding to repair and reopen the recently closed Wiseman’s Bridge to Saundersfoot path.

The popular route, which is also a section of the National Cycle Route 4, had to be closed on safety grounds following landslips in November, December and most recently February.

Pembrokeshire County Council understands the concern among residents about local access and that a plan is needed to address the issue with landslides attributed to heavy rainfall over recent months.

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