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11/03/2022

Cardiff school children welcome Wales’ largest 20mph pilot

Safer streets save lives and improves our quality of life was the message from the Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters today as he welcomed the rollout of Wales’s largest 20mph pilot in Cardiff North.

Cardiff North is one of eight pilots that is being rolled out in communities across Wales to help test the process of reducing Wales’ national default speed limit on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets from 30mph to 20mph by 2023.

The pilots are part of wider consultation work that the Welsh Government is undertaking to understand public feedback on the change. Online focus groups with residents from communities involved in the first phase, independently commissioned research, and a public consultation, results out today, are all being considered ahead of a full rollout next year.

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24/02/2022

Work begins on the Treowen active travel route in Newtown

Work has begun on the first phase of an active travel route in Treowen, Newtown.

Identified following previous consultations on the county's Active Travel Network Maps, the route will improve walking and cycling facilities on the North side of Heol Treowen from Treowen Primary School towards Dolfor Road.

The pavement will be widened to become a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians. This will also improve the surface of the existing path and increase safety for all users, particularly for families and pupils going to and from school. Funded by the Welsh Government, this is the first phase of a larger scheme that aims to link up to other active travel routes in the town.

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08/02/2022

Free bus travel across Newport during March

Bus passengers travelling across Newport during March will receive free travel thanks to a new pilot scheme being funded by the Welsh Government.

The scheme, which is being trialled to encourage people to make more sustainable and greener travel choices, will be available all day, every day throughout March, on bus services across Newport’s local authority.

The scheme has been facilitated by the Burns Delivery Board, set up to deliver the 58 recommendations of the Burns Commission which focused on providing people living and working in south east Wales with alternatives to private car use.

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16/11/2021

A Bright Future For Cycling in Merthyr Tydfil

Thanks to funding from the Welsh Government, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has launched a new scheme through the purchase of balance and learn to ride bikes.

During the first week of operation the initiative has been extremely well received by participating schools and great achievements have been made. Some pupils became confident enough in their new skills to ride without stabilisers for the very first time.

Well done to all involved!

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15/10/2021

Launch of the Active Travel to School Toolkit

A new Active Travel to School Toolkit, the culmination of a long process of discussion and engagement involving over 100 organisations and individuals - adults and children - from across Wales has been launched.

Huw Irranca-Davies, Chair of the cross-party group in the Senedd launching the toolkit said, “It sets out all the reasons why we need to change and suggests ways of making walking and cycling to school easier and more attractive.

“The solutions range from ambitious new paths to something as simple as making sure children have somewhere to store wet weather gear.

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07/10/2021

Residents Asked for Comments on Roundabout Improvements

As part of its Welsh Government-funded Active Travel programme, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is planning improvements at Tesco roundabout to make crossing the road safer for pedestrians.

The scheme will see the creation of dropped ‘tactile’ crossings on each arm of the junction (see plan), along with central islands to allow people to cross in two phases.

There will also be a link provided from Alma Street, as the Council recognises this as a popular route for residents. 

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22/09/2021

Have Your Say on 20mph Proposals

The consultation on the Welsh Government’s proposal to reduce the speed limit to 20mph on residential streets and roads regularly used for active travel, closes on the 1st October.

Reducing the speed limit could:

  •   reduce the number and severity of road collisions
  •   increase opportunities to walk and cycle in our communities
  •   help improve health and wellbeing for all
  •   make our streets safer and help safeguard the environment for future generations.

Your opinions will guide Welsh Government’s policies prior to roll out. The proposals are also being trialled in 8 communities across Wales.

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01/09/2021

Consultation on the Updated Active Travel Network Map - Flintshire

Flintshire County Council would like to thank everyone who provided feedback on how cycling and walking provision in Flintshire could be improved.

Having carefully considered the views of over 2,600 people with other relevant information and a draft Active Travel Network Map (ATNM) has been produced.

The resulting draft plan has had many more kilometres of route added when compared to the original map.

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31/08/2021

Cycle Training Instructors Wanted for Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire County Council is currently recruiting 4 Cycle Training instructors to deliver its courses to children, young people and adults across the county.

The successful post holders will report to the Road Safety Officer and assist in achieving national and local objectives in reducing cycling casualties, while increasing cycling confidence and promoting active travel through the delivery of National Standards Cycle Training.

Applications are welcomed online before the closing date at noon on the 10th September 2021.

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16/08/2021

New 20mph Speed Limit to be Introduced in Llanelli

A new 20mph speed limit is being introduced in a large area of Llanelli as part of a Welsh Government rollout to reduce the national default speed limit.

Llanelli North, which covers Dafen, some parts of Felinfoel and the Llanerch area, has been chosen as one of eight communities in Wales to trial a reduced national speed limit from 30mph to 20mph in residential areas and busy pedestrian streets.

Evidence shows that lower speeds result in fewer collisions and reduces the severity of injuries, and in particular, where 20mph limits are introduced, there is a reduction in the number of casualties.

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