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:


  • St Athan Active Travel Route

    Concerns have been raised about the highway environment in this area, specifically for pedestrians, and those school pupils who will be walking, scooting or cycling to school.  In response, officers from the Council have investigated options to make improvements which will create a safer walking, cycling and wheeling environment.


    Consultation took place 23 June – 8 July and construction is due to start August 2021. 


  • Eglwys Brewis Active Travel Route

    Welsh Government Core Active Travel Funding has been granted to look at the design and feasibility 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 three options was held from 30 July to 25 August 2021. 


    From the results received it has been decided that route option A will be designed and further funding will be requested to continue the study.





  • Llanmaes Road, Llantwit Major - pedestrian and cycle improvements

    Welsh Government Core Active Travel Funding has been granted to look at the design and feasibility 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 will be held from 25 August 2021 to 22 September 2021 with an application for construction funding planned to be submitted in FY22/23.


    Consultation documents:

    Consultation document

    Plan of route - sheet 1

    Plan of route - sheet 2

    Letter to residents of Llanmaes Road

    Survey link - available 25 August - 22 September




  • Barry to Dinas Powys Active Travel Route

    The Council are awarded Active Travel Core Allocation funding each financial year that can be used to purchase goods and services relating to Active Travel schemes identified within the Vale of Glamorgan.  Further details about the funding announcement can be found on 


    Active travel fund grants awarded 2021-2022


    Funding has been provided for FY21/22 to complete the following:

    • A flooding consequences assessment
    • Land ownership investigation
    • An options appraisal of onward active travel routes into Cardiff
    • Consult on proposed scheme


  • Cardiff Road, Barry Active Travel Improvement

    Welsh Government Core Active Travel Funding has been granted to look at the design and feasibility 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.


    Concept design funding was provided through Core AT in 20/21.  Funding through 21/22 will complete detailed design of this route and undertake further consultation.


    A consultation on the proposed design is being held from 15 September to 12 October 2021.  Information can be found on the following links:



  • Waycock Cross to Cardiff Airport Active Travel Route

    Welsh Government Core Active Travel Funding has been provided in FY21/22 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.


  • Sully to Cosmeston Active Travel Improvement

    Welsh Government Core Active Travel Funding has been 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.


  • SRiC – Fairfield Primary School

    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: 




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