Transport secretary announces £8.1m Active Travel funding for Wales

Transport Secretary, Ken Skates has announced over £8m Welsh Government funding for improving travel within the principality.

The funds will be used to boost walking and cycling infrastructure, as well as improving safety and supporting the economy accelerating delivery of a range of travel improvements in line with the landmark Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.

A total of fifty-four Active Travel and road safety schemes across Wales will receive a share of over £8m.

Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport Ken Skates said:

“Different areas of Wales present very different travel challenges and we know that opportunities for people to be able to travel on foot and by bicycle for everyday journeys vary greatly between rural and urban areas.

“The local schemes that we are funding with this £8.1m offer a simple way of building physical activity into everyday lives and driving associated health and well being improvements.

“In addition we know our investment in active travel will reduce motorised traffic and with it decrease air pollution, carbon emissions and congestion. It will also help make our communities feel more connected and, improve access to education, jobs and services while reducing travel costs for many families across Wales.”