Agenda Item No. 14(e)
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
COUNCIL MEETING: 5 MARCH 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 24 FEBRUARY 2014
C2220 ROAD SAFETY GRANT (RIPT) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) –
Members were advised of the invitation by the Welsh Government (WG) to bid for capital and revenue funding through the Road Safety Grant process. The bid invitation was attached at Appendix A to the report.
Welsh Government had this year invited local authorities to submit bids for revenue and capital funding through the Road Safety Grant process. The Welsh Government via the funding was seeking a continued reduction of the number of people killed and seriously injured on Welsh Roads, with the ultimate aspiration of no fatalities.
All Schemes which received funding must contribute to the achievement of the targets contained in the Road Safety Framework for Wales:
A 40% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured
A 25% reduction in the number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured on Welsh Roads by 2020, meaning 64 fewer motorcyclists killed and seriously injured casualties
A 40% reduction in the number of young people (aged 16-24) killed or seriously injured on Welsh Roads by 2020, meaning 139 fewer young people killed and seriously injured casualties.
The capital schemes being proposed by the Council are as follows:
Priority 1: Cardiff Road, Barry from the McDonalds roundabout to Dinas Powys Station, safety improvements to the highway
Priority 2: Bonvilston A48 Vehicle Activated Speed Signs
Priority 3: Port Road Colcot Road Roundabout, improvements for highway traffic and pedestrians
Priority 4: Boverton Road, Llantwit Major Puffin Crossing and relocation of the bus stop
The above priorities had been informed by and reflected the latest accident data which showed that the Cardiff Road and A48 schemes related to serious fatal accident data.
This was a matter for Executive decision.
(4) T H A T the urgent decision procedure as set out in article 13.09 of the Council's Constitution be used in view of the need to submit bids to Welsh Government by Friday 28th February 2014.
Reasons for decisions
(4) To allow bids to be submitted within the timescale of 28th February 2014.