20mph zones for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot
Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Lee Waters has announced grant funding of nearly £11m to improve safe routes in communities and road safety in Wales.
The money will go to local authorities to promote the united and connected theme in the Government’s economic plan Prosperity for All, by delivering modern and connected infrastructure along the healthy and active theme.
Safe Routes in Communities projects, such as Coity Higher Community safe Routes in Bridgend will receive a share of £5,028,595, for footway resurfacing and widening, a railway station pedestrian access and new crossing points among other improvements.
The Road Safety money will be split between capital and revenue spend. Projects such as 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 take their funding from £3,969,743 of capital funding.
Road safety revenue funding has been prioritised for schemes and training promoting active travel. More than 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.