Opening of new causeway footpath and cycleway
07 July 2016
The regeneration of Barry Island continues with the opening of the new Causeway footpath and cycleway running from the Ship Inn junction, to the Old Harbour Car Park.
The scheme was originally proposed as part of the Barry Regeneration Programme, but funding was not available at the time. The upgraded linkage with wide footway, refurbished railings, lighting and seating has been fully funded by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and the scheme supports both the Council’s engagement with sustainable transport options as well as coastal protection. The Ship Inn junction works, completed in 2015, appear to be providing a solution to traffic flow issues for the Island.
It is hoped that the cycling network can be extended in future and design work has been undertaken to link this scheme to the cycle/footway path completed around Friars Point, as well as joining the Waterfront Consortium plans for cycling provision alongside the Barry Island link road.
Cllr Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Education, said: “I am pleased that another step in the regeneration of Barry Island has been completed and this scheme shows the continuing commitment of the Council to improving the environment at Barry Island which has received so much media coverage in recent months. At the photo shoot a group of young skate-boarders rolled past the Leader of the Council and me shouting their thanks for the scheme, it made our day.”