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Rhondda Cynon Taf receives £750,000 Active Travel funding

 

The Welsh Government has awarded £750,000 to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to encourage healthy, active travel and improve road safety measures.

 

The schemes will accelerate delivery of a range of active travel improvements linked to Welsh Government transport priorities in and support of the landmark Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.

 

Different areas of Wales present very different circumstances and opportunities for people to be able to travel on foot and by bicycle for their everyday journeys vary greatly between rural and urban areas. Fifty-four Active Travel and road safety schemes across Wales will receive a share of over £8m.

 

Ken Skates said: “I’m delighted £750,000  of Welsh Government funding is being invested in these important transport schemes in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

 

“We face major challenges in securing our nation’s physical and mental well-being, both now and for our future generations. Increasing opportunities to safely walk and cycle is a key commitment for the Welsh Government and these schemes offer a very straightforward way of achieving multiple benefits.

 

“They present a great opportunity to build physical activity into our everyday lives and bring with them associated health improvements, a reduction in motorised traffic and  decreases in air pollution, carbon emissions and congestion. These projects will also help people and communities feel safer and more connected.”

 

 

 

Notes

 

Full allocations in the table below.

Rhondda CT

Llantrisant community route

LTF

300,000

Funding towards a package of active travel improvements

Rhondda CT

Porth

SRIC

 

235,000

Next phase on ongoing works for Active Travel route along key corridor.

Rhondda CT

Ystrad

SRIC

45,000

Next phase on ongoing works for Active Travel route along key corridor.

Rhondda CT

B4595 Llantrisant Road/ Gwaunmiskin Road Junction Beddau Halt

RS

210,000

Changing junction priorities, raising the level and gradient to install traffic signal control and pedestrian facilities

Rhondda CT

Clydach Vale

RS

75,000

Pedestrian crossings and surface treatment works