The Welsh Government Announces Road Safety Funding
The Welsh Government's Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Lee Waters, has announced road safety grant funding totalling over £5.8 million across Wales. The road safety funding will be split between capital and revenue spend.
A range of projects, including a route safety treatment and additional road safety measures identified in conjunction with police on the A4080 Llanfairpwll to Aberffraw in Anglesey and 20mph zones in Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire and Swansea will come from £3,969,743 of capital funding.
Road safety revenue funding has been prioritised for schemes and training promoting active travel. Over 80% of the of £1,858,355 of road safety revenue funding is directed towards such initiatives, with over £650,000 being allocated for National Standards Cycle Training and over £850,000 for a variety of pedestrian safety schemes encouraging walking as an active journey.
Speaking ahead of a visit to High Street Primary in Barry, to see cycle training delivered to pupils, the Deputy Minister Lee Waters said, "Projects such as cycle training are invaluable if we are to encourage the next generation to see active travel as the natural choice for local journeys.
"The money awarded to capital projects will go to improve the infrastructure, which will make it possible for active travel to be safer for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike."
A total allocation of £30 million has been announced by the Welsh Government for active travel, road safety and safe routes projects. Read the full press release here