Improvements planned for active travel network in Pencoed
Posted on: Thursday 24 June 2021
Further improvements to Bridgend County Borough’s active travel network are planned in the Pencoed area over the coming months.
As part of the work, existing networks in Pencoed will be connected at Felindre Road with the installation of a three-metre wide footway/cycleway and a new crossing at the roundabout.
The network will also be connected to Ty Merchant and Penprysg. This will see a new footway/cycleway created on both sides of Penybont Road, a new toucan crossing to the west of Ty Merchant, and cycle ‘wheeling ramps’ installed on the footbridge that connects Ty Merchant over the railway.
These works will provide enhanced safety and convenience for pedestrians and cyclists. Existing footways will be widened so they can be safely used by both pedestrians and cyclists, and improved crossing facilities will be installed.
The work will also improve connectivity for active modes of travel into places such as Pencoed town centre, the Pencoed Campus of Bridgend College, and both Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan via Felindre Road. These improvements tie in with the council’s efforts to develop the wider active travel network over recent years, which have created a high quality route from Pencoed through to Bridgend.
Works are scheduled to begin on 19 July and will last for around 13 weeks. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to ensure the safety of those working on site, and every effort will be made to minimise disruption and inconvenience.Councillor Stuart Baldwin, Cabinet Member for Communities
The works are in line with requirements of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and are funded by a Welsh Government Active Travel Grant awarded to local authority.