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Active Travel Announcement

What's Coming Up?

MTCBC are pleased to confirm that they have been successful in obtaining funding from the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Fund for 2024/25.

Within the town centre, the focus this year will be to improve pedestrian and cycling facilities at the Caedraw roundabout and on the Avenue de Clichy gyratory. We will also continue the development of a new Active Travel bridge link across the river Taff.

We will also establish the first school street in Merthyr on Caedraw Road. We are in the process of acquiring powers from the Welsh Government that will allow us to efficiently enforce the traffic restrictions outside the school. Cllr Michelle Symonds, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Housing and Public Protection says, ‘We are delighted to receive this grant, this funding helps us to continue to develop active travel routes and deliver improved infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists promoting our long-term ambitions to encourage more journeys to be made in a more sustainable way.’

Funding has also been made available to further develop proposals for the following schemes.

·        Abernant Tunnel

·        Pantysgallog Primary School

·        Thomastown Park

·        A465 links

We will be developing these proposals with a view to bidding for further funds for construction on Thomastown Park the A465 links and Pantyscallog Primary school in 2025/26. The Tunnel project is a multi-year scheme and will require further funding over the next three to five years. We will also continue to deliver minor improvement works such as dropped crossings throughout the authority.