Active Travel Work Nears Completion
Work on the creation of a £1.5m safe pedestrian and cycle route linking both Pencoed and Coychurch to Bridgend will be completed by the end of March.
Work has been ongoing on the new routes for the last few months with traffic measures and diversions in place.
The project involves the construction of:
- A shared pedestrian and cycle route between Brackla and Bridgend town centre. Work started on the £265,000 scheme in early January.
- A shared pedestrian and cycle route connecting Coychurch with both the Waterton Industrial Estate and Retail Park. Work on the £550,000 project started in October. This is part of a larger route, connecting Bridgend town centre to the Pencoed campus of Bridgend College.
- A shared pedestrian and cycle route between Pencoed and the Pencoed Technology Park. Work started on the £750,000 scheme in October.
These active travel routes are designed to enable more people to walk or cycle and leave their cars at home, reducing both congestion and environmental pollution. It will also help employment in the area, enabling those without cars or without access to public transport to get to more locations by walking or cycling.
Over the last year more than £3.6m worth of transport and active travel improvements have been made in the Bridgend county borough as part of the local authority’s decarbonisation agenda.
The funding from the Welsh Government was awarded to Bridgend County Borough Council for the construction of new safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists, new active travel routes, accessibility improvements at a number of bus stops, and to provide road safety and cycling training for schoolchildren as well as Pass Plus Cymru courses for young drivers.