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Active Travel Schemes and Safe Routes in Communities Projects

These are the current Active Travel and Safe Routes in Communities (SRiC) schemes being developed by the Council.

 

Sustrans - Children with bikes

Active Travel funding comes from Welsh Government in the form of a dedicated grant, known as core allocation, and larger grants for specific projects which local authorities must bid for in a competitive process.

 

In addition the Council receives sustainable transport Section 106 financial contributions, when new developments are constructed, which is used to improve active travel and public transport services in a localised area.

 

Active Travel is about connecting people with their communities.  We want people to be proud of where they are from and feel safe walking or cycling around their local neighbourhoods.  It's also about looking after our environment.  Active Travel is an easy way to build exercise into your day, which will help your mental and physical health.

 

We want to make active travel options the first choice for the residents of the Vale of Glamorgan.  These are the schemes we are currently working on or have been working on in recent years:

 

  • St Athan Active Travel Route (project completed March 2022)

    Concerns had been raised about the highway environment in this area, specifically for pedestrians, and school pupils walking, scooting or cycling to school.  In response the Council have made improvements to create a safer walking, cycling and wheeling environment.

     

    Construction of this section has now been completed.  Funding to complete the section in front of The Gathering Place will be applied for at the earliest opportunity, and work on a route through Eglwys Brewis is continuing.

     

    St Athan Active Travel route - Before and After photo for media

     

  • Eglwys Brewis Active Travel Route (updated 23.06.2023)

    Welsh Government Core Active Travel Funding has been granted to complete the constrution of an active travel route in Eglwys Brewis.  There is currently no provision for cyclists along this road and pedestrian footways do not reach Welsh Government Active Travel design standards. 

     

    A consultation on the proposed route was held December to January 2022 and the report can be read here: Eglwys Brewis concept design report

      

     

    A consultation on the final design of the route was held December to January 2023 and the report can be read here: Eglwys Brewis final design consultation report.

     

    Construction of the route has started and is estimated to be completed in February 2024. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Llanmaes Road, Llantwit Major - pedestrian and cycle improvements

    Welsh Government Core Active Travel Funding was granted in 21/22 to complete the detailed design of a 1.1km shared off-road pedestrian cycle route along Llanmaes Road, Llantwit Major, linking Llantwit Major Interchange to Ffordd Bro Tathan.

     

    The proposed active travel route would improve access to the town centre, interchange, St Illtyd Primary school, Llantwit Major Comprehensive, Ysgol Dewi Sant, Ysgol y Ddraig, Doctor Surgeries and the Leisure Centre.

     

    A consultation on the proposed design was held between 25 August 2021 to 22 September 2021.

     

    Consultation report: Consultation report - Llanmaes Road

      

    This scheme is not continuing at this time. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Barry to Dinas Powys Active Travel Route (updated 23.06.23)

    Active Travel Core Allocation funding is being used to continue the devlopment of this active travel route.   

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Route option consultation was undertaken in 2022 and the consultation report is available.

     

    Work planned during FY23-24 will include ecological surveys, flood modelling and land ownership investigations.  Further consultation will be undertaken when appropriate.

     

  • Cardiff Road, Barry Active Travel Improvement

    Welsh Government Core Active Travel Funding in FY21/22 was granted to complete detailed design of a 1.7km shared off-road pedestrian cycle route along Cardiff Road, Barry.  The scheme will link an existing active travel route on Ffordd y Mileniwm to a potential new active travel route from Biglis roundabout to Dinas Powys or to the existing route to Sully/Penarth.  Linking these schemes together would provide a large section of a shared footway/cycleway from Barry Island to Cardiff.

      

    A consultation on the proposed design was held from 15 September to 12 October 2021. 

     

    Cardiff Road Consultation Report

      

    This scheme is not continuing at this time. 

     

     


  • Waycock Cross to Cardiff Airport Active Travel Route (updated 22.11.22)

    Welsh Government Core Active Travel Funding has been provided in FY22/23 to continue surveys and design work for a proposed active travel route from Waycock Cross, Barry to Cardiff Wales Airport.  By providing this route it would link the Culverhouse Cross to Barry cycleway/footway, with the Rhoose link to Cardiff Airport as well as the Five Mile Lane to A48.

     

    The works comprises a 1.7 mile footway/cycleway link from Waycock Cross roundabout, Port Road, Barry to Cardiff International Airport and associated works to include crossing facilities and improved junctions.

     

    Public consultation on this route ran between 11th October and 1st November 2022.  The consultation report is available here: Active Travel consultation report

     

  • Sully to Cosmeston Active Travel Improvement (updated 23.06.23)

    Welsh Government Core Active Travel Funding was provided in FY21/22 to complete feasibility and concept design (including topographical survey, ecology survey and road safety audit) of an improved active travel route from Sully to Cosmeston. 

     

    The works comprises a 1.6-mile footway/cycleway link Sully to Cosmeston and associated works to include crossing facilities and junction improvements. 

     

    Public consultation on route options was held between 17 February 2022 and 10 March 2022.  Sully to Cosmeston route options consultation report. 

     

    Public consultation was held 12 April 2023 - 3 May 2023 on the concept design of this route.  The consultation report is here.

     

    Work will continue as per the recommendations of the public consultation throughout FY23-24.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • SRiC – Fairfield Primary School (project completed May 2023)

    For many years there have been issues with congestion and parking on Dryden Road and the surrounding streets and these present an obstacle for residents, parents, students and the school. 

     

    In September 2020 Sustrans Cymru were awarded a contract through the Welsh Government Core Allocation Active Travel Fund to deliver a Community Street Design at Fairfield Primary School.  The aim of this project is to encourage and facilitate active travel to school by combining infrastructure improvements and behaviour change to create a safer environment.

     

    Funding has been given through the WG SRiC fund in FY21/22 to continue this project and create an environment to encourage active travel.

     

    Further details on this project can be found on the Sustrans website: 

     

    fairfield-sustrans-uk.hub.arcgis.com

     

    Consultation on proposed improvements took place during October 2021 and the final consultation report can be seen here:  Consultation report - Fairfield School SRiC 16.11.21

     

    Picture of road showing before with cars and after with no cars

     (image credit Sustrans Cymru)
  • Cowbridge to Ystradowen Active Travel Route (updated 20.10.22)

    Additional Welsh Government Active Travel funding was received in September 2021 to look at active travel route options between Cowbridge and Ystradowen.  Three potential routes were put out to public consultation during June and July 2022.

    The consultation results have been considered and we will continue to develop an active travel route along the old railway line between Cowbridge and Ystradowen.

    The consultation report can be found here: Active Travel route options consultation  

    The public were asked for comments and suggestions for the area under Cowbridge bypass for consideration for S106 sustainable transport spend.  The Council will conduct further consultation on this proposal as per the report recommendations: S106 Cowbridge report

     

    This scheme is not continuing at this time. 

  •  Cowbridge to Llantwit Major Active Travel Route

    Additional Welsh Government Active Travel funding was received in September 2021 to look at active travel route options between Llantwit Major and Cowbridge.

    This scheme is not continuing at this time.  

  •  St Athan to Rhoose Active Travel Route (updated 20.10.22)

    Additional Welsh Government Active Travel funding was received in September 2021 to look at active travel route options between St Athan and Rhoose.  Core Allocation funding was granted for FY22/23 to continue route development.

    Three potential routes were put out to public consultation during July 2022.

    The consultation report can be found here: Active Travel route options consultation

    Update 22nd September 2022:

    Work will start on Phase 1 of the S106/Active Travel improvements along Porthkerry Road and Fontygary Road, on Monday 3rd October 2022.  

    It is anticipated that the works will take approx 24 weeks to complete.

    Click this link for scheme details.

  • Penarth Road to Llandough Active Travel Route (updated 17.11.22)

    Additional Welsh Government Active Travel funding was received in September 2021 to look at active travel route options between Penarth Road and The Cogan Spur (Barons Court junction).

    Consultation on the proposed route option took place 22 September 2022-13 October 2022 and the report is available: Active Travel scheme consultation report

    This scheme is not continuing at this time. 

  •  Redlands Road Active Travel

    Additional Welsh Government Active Travel funding was received in September 2021 to look at active travel options along Redlands Road, Penarth.

    This scheme is not continuing at this time.

  •  Culverhouse Cross to St Nicholas Active Travel (updated 3.10.22)

    Additional Welsh Government Active Travel funding was received in September 2021 to look at active travel route options between Culverhouse Cross and the Five Mile Lane.

    An active travel provision has been developed and we held public consultation on the concept during August 2022.  The consultation results have been analysed and recommendations made: St Nicholas to Culverhouse Cross consultation report

  •  A48 to Llangan Active Travel

    Additional Welsh Government Active Travel funding was received in September 2021 to look at active travel improvements from the A48 to Llangan, to connect with the school and bus routes.

    Route option consultation was held 2 March - 23 March 2022 and work will continue on the concept design in FY22/23.

    Consultation report - Llangan route options April22

    This scheme is not continuing at this time. 

  •  A48 to Colwinston Active Travel

    Additional Welsh Government Active Travel funding was received in September 2021 to look at active travel improvements from the A48 to Colwinston, to connect with the school and bus routes.

    Consultation was held early in 2022 and a concept design of the chosen route will be completed in FY22/23. 

    Consultation report - route options FINAL

     This scheme is not continuing at this time.  

  • Station Road, Rhoose (updated 26.06.23)

    Works on a S106/Active Travel scheme are now complete on Porthkerry Road and Fontygary Road, Rhoose.

    Funding has been granted in FY23/24 to complete works along Station Road, connecting Rhoose Point, via the transport interchange, to the village.

    Works are due to commence July 2023 and completed by end of November 2023.

    The detailed design of the scheme can be found here: Station Road, Rhoose

  • Wenvoe active travel improvements (updated 23.06.23)

    Funding has been granted to complete the following works during FY23-24:

     

    • Installation of toucan crossing at the Walston Castle roundabout;
    • Make minor improvements to existing walking/cycling route through Wenvoe village;
    • Complete design and feasibilty study into the continuation of the shared use path from Walston Castle to Goldsland Walk.

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