We’re delighted to have had a successful bid to Welsh Government for £413,000 of funding from the Active Travel Fund.
The funding will see long stand plans move forward to improve Active Travel at Heritage Way, Brymbo Link Road, Wrexham Industrial Estate and Mold Road Corridor and A483 junction improvements at junction 4 (Ruthin Road) and Junction 5 (Mold Road).
What is Active Travel?
The Purpose of the Active Travel Fund is to increase levels of active travel, improve health and well-being, improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, connect communities and improve active travel access to employment, education and key services, destinations and public transport.
At the present time only 10% of journeys to work, made by Wrexham residents, are undertaken by active travel modes (9% on foot and 1% by cycles) which is lower than the national average.
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “This is excellent news and I would like to thank the Welsh Government for their support with the Active Travel funding and to our staff for their hard work in preparing such a successful bid.
“We want to see more people leaving their cars at home and walking and cycling and Active Travel is key to moving this forward. There’s a lot of work to do but it’s very encouraging that we can now continue some of these major improvements progressing in Wrexham.”