Welsh Government: £5m funding to improve walking and cycling routes across Wales.
Transport Minister, Edwina Hart, has announced £5m funding to create safe walking and cycling routes for schools and communities across Wales.
Local authorities will receive money through the Safe Routes in Communities programme for crossings, traffic calming measures, cycle paths, footpaths, secure cycle facilities and lighting, in total thirty projects will receive funding.
The Transport Minister said:
“I am very pleased to announce funding for these 30 new projects which will ensure more people will be able to walk or cycle safely to schools and other parts of the their communities. As well as improving safety the Safe Routes in Communities programme encourages physical activity and reduces reliance on the car.
Flintshire will benefit from two projects totalling nearly £150,000 which will improve walking and cycling routes to Northop Hall Primary School and £66,000 for a puffin crossing, cycle racks and new path on Hawarden Road, Hope.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet member for the Environment said:
“We welcome this announcement of funding for two schemes in Flintshire which will make a positive contribution to road safety in the county”
Other projects in north Wales include £356,000 for a series of traffic calming measures and provision of walking and cycling routes in West Rhyl.
Isle of Anglesey gets £185,850 towards a scheme for five new footways and various tactile paving in the communities of Lladegfan and Llansadwrn, they also get £141,821 towards the provision of footways and traffic calming measures at Valley.