Penarth's Zig-zag Path lights up at night

06 September 2016

A lighting scheme along the well—used Zig-Zag Cycle Track, linking Penarth Heights to Terra Nova Way at Penarth Marina, has now been completed, with the lights being switched on to give pedestrians and cyclists increased visibility at night.

 Penarth's Zig-zag Path


The path, identified by the Council as an important measure to improve the environment for both pedestrians and cyclists, is now bordered by 31 LED units. The units are fitted with timers which ensure they switch on at dusk, and switch off at dawn, allowing them to illuminate the path throughout the night.  


Following a period of consultation, it was decided that the installation of robust, low-level lighting bollards along the route would prove to be more beneficial and appropriate for the location, environment and local wildlife, than traditional lighting columns.  


The Council secured funding to complete the work through a legal agreement with the developer of Penarth Heights, Crest Nicholson South West, which sought to improve sustainable transport routes within the vicinity of the development.

Councillor Lis Burnett, Deputy Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Education, said of the path: “The Zig-zag path in Penarth remains a popular walking and cycling route linking the Marina with the Town Centre. The new lighting scheme represents the best and most efficient way of maintaining the easy-to-use route, whilst also increasing the visibility, at night, for its users.”