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16/01/2024

Works begin to build high-quality active travel infrastructure in Dafen, Llanelli

Carmarthenshire County Council has begun work to enhance the active travel route and crossing point along Exchange Row and the B4303 in Dafen, Llanelli. 

Locally, the works will make it safer to cross the B4303 whilst also providing improved onward connections as part of the proposed Llanelli Spinal route.  The route seeks to provide a high-quality pedestrian and cycling path for commuters and schoolchildren with links to employment sites, hospitals, and local schools.  Eventually the route will run between Hendy and the Millennium Coastal path with ties to the ongoing Pentre Awel development.

The scheme is being funded by the Welsh Government through their Active Travel Fund and has been secured by Carmarthenshire County Council, via a national competitive bidding process.  The funding can only be utilised for the purposes of new/enhanced Active Travel infrastructure. The design, comprising of Exchange Row and the B4303, is in line with the principles of Llwybr Newydd - The Wales Transport Strategy 2021.

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05/01/2024

£1.2 million active travel improvements on Penrhos Road, Bangor

Work has begun on significant improvements that will make it easier for people to walk and cycle safely in the Ffordd Penrhos area near Bangor. 

Having secured £1.2 million of Active Travel support from the Welsh Government, Cyngor Gwynedd has collaborated with Transport for Wales to develop the plans. The current work is part of the first phase of improvements from the Coed Mawr area to Coed y Maes in Penrhosgarnedd.

Ffordd Penrhos connects residential areas with schools, travel centres, the hospital and employment areas. The aim of the work will be to provide a safe means of travel as people travel to school, work and leisure in the area.

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01/12/2023

Check watt you’re getting this Christmas

Many of us fondly remember the excitement we felt throughout December, desperately hoping we’d have a new bike when we came downstairs on Christmas morning and longing to show it off to our friends at the earliest opportunity.

Being overjoyed at having 5, 10 or what seemed like a ridiculous 15 gears - how times have changed! As technology has progressed rapidly, we now have the luxury of e-bikes to assist us when we’re pedalling; a welcome benefit when riding up a steep hill, of which we have many in Wales.

If you are looking to purchase an e-bike for Christmas, it’s important to check that what you are buying is safe and legal. With so many models available, and second-hand e-bikes offering big savings compared to new models, some people may be unaware that the item they have spent their hard-earned money on could be illegal to use on the road or in a public place.

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16/11/2023

Newtown Active Travel Bridge update

Construction of the new cycle and pedestrian active travel bridge in Newtown is progressing well, confirms Powys County Council.

Work to start building the long-awaited bridge across the River Severn began on-site in June and is being funded by the Welsh Government with support from Transport for Wales. The steel, single span, open arch structure will span approximately 53 metres and connect the riverside path on the west of the river to Pool Road on the east.

Whilst the bridge superstructure has been fabricated and painted offsite in contractor premises based in Wrexham and Mold, much of the groundworks have been progressing on site, including clearing and excavation, as well as construction of the bridge foundations and temporary supports to facilitate bridge assembly.

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17/08/2023

New active travel routes

Torfaen County Borough Council has secured £420,000 Welsh Government active travel funding for the Oakfield Active Travel network scheme which will include 400 metres of new walking and cycling route to complement the new 180 metre long 3m wide shared use walking and cycling path which has been constructed from Court Farm Road Oakfield to the school along the edge of the recreation ground.  

The council has also secured £50,000 Safer Routes in Communities funding to carry out an assessment of roads and streets outside all Torfaen schools. This will aim to identify opportunities to improve road safety, such as restricting vehicle access during school start and finish times. 

Additional funding has also been awarded for smaller projects such as dropped kerbs, new bike racks and benches, and the identification and design of future projects. 

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06/07/2023

Have your say on proposed active travel provisions at Benllech

Anglesey council is encouraging Benllech residents and visitors to have their say on proposed new active travel provisions in the area.

Potential improvements to walking and cycling routes in and around the seaside village form part of a newly launched consultation.

If supported, it is hoped that these improvements would encourage more people to take advantage of active ways of travelling.

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05/06/2023

Consultation on Usk to Little Mill routes launched

Monmouthshire County Council is seeking views on two potential walking, cycling and wheeling routes between Usk and Little Mill/Mamhilad.

The current pedestrian route between Usk and Little Mill is alongside the A472, which in places narrows significantly and cyclists need to use the road. Potential alternative routes have been identified, as either an upgrade to the existing footway or along sections of the disused railway.

Here are a few of the reasons why a new route for those walking, wheeling or cycling is needed:

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24/05/2023

Consultation on Usk to Little Mill routes launched

Monmouthshire County Council is seeking views on two potential walking, cycling and wheeling routes between Usk and Little Mill/Mamhilad. The current pedestrian route between Usk and Little Mill is alongside the A472, which in places narrows significantly and cyclists need to use the road. Potential alternative routes have been identified, as either an upgrade to the existing footway or along sections of the disused railway.

Here are a few of the reasons why a new route for those walking, wheeling or cycling is needed.

  • Provide a direct, coherent, comfortable and attractive walking and cycling network suitable for all users
  • Increase levels of sustainable access to education, employment health and other key services
  • Improve actual and perceived safety of all users
  • Increase the number of people walking and cycling between Usk, Little Mill and Mamhilad/New Inn
  • Reduce car dependency and car use for short trips through a modal shift
  • Reduce the negative impacts of transport on the natural and built environment (i.e., improve air quality, improve public realm, provide sustainable drainage infrastructure, etc.)

One route option is alongside the A472: Although space is limited in several locations, improvements along the current highway corridor have been identified to provide a shared use route. This would be a widening of the current pavement in several locations and improved crossing facilities.

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22/05/2023

Have your say on Active Travel provision in Bangor

Currently, there is an opportunity for local people to take part in a consultation to make it easier, safer, and more convenient for people to walk, wheel, and cycle in Bangor.

This scheme aims to improve the active travel infrastructure along Penrhos Road between Faenol Roundabout and Bangor Railway Station.  This project is a collaboration between Transport for Wales and Cyngor Gwynedd with the support of WSP specialists to improve Penrhos Road to make the area more accessible for walkers and cyclists.

The proposed improvements to the scheme include, but are not limited to the following:

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07/02/2023

Work on Barry Docks Transport Interchange begins

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has started work on the Barry Docks Transport Interchange. Once completed, this will become a meeting point for different modes of transport, creating a hub for sustainable forms of travel.

Adjoining the Council’s Grade II listed Docks Office building, the project is being delivered in partnership with the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) and Welsh Government.

It will connect train, bus, cycle and taxi services as well as offering close by park and ride facilities.

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