Swansea Labour is set to approve a number of Active Travel Fund (ATF) schemes around the city after receiving a £2.755m grant from the Welsh Government.
The six schemes, which are expected to be approved by the Council’s Cabinet in December, are Swansea Central Bridge, Gors Avenue to Broadway, the A48 Link, Mumbles Road/Mayals Road junction, the widening of Loughor Bridge Path, and the Gors Avenue/Carmarthen Road junction.
The biggest grant of £1.2m has been handed to the Swansea Central Bridge project, ultimately linking the Swansea Central retail development with the new City Centre Arena.
The A48 link, which will receive a grant of £700,000, will see the delivery of a shared path from the Llangyfelach Roundabout to Penllergaer – a 2.7km route providing a substantive section of the Swansea Northern Cycle Route.
“This extensive grant from the Welsh Government is extremely welcome and will enable us to kick-start a number of important schemes across Swansea,” said Labour Cllr Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure Management.
“There are a couple of schemes we are still actively looking for some funding for, and we hope they will be included in the future, but to have these half dozen projects backed by the Welsh Government is a very positive move.
“Increasing rates of active travel in our area is a priority for this council and anything we can do to get people out and about on foot or on bikes in the right environment is a major step in the right direction.”