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Work to Llandrindod Wells to Crossgates Active Travel Route starts tomorrow

Image of a cycle path sign

6 January 2022

Image of a cycle path sign
Work to begin the first phase of the active travel route between Llandrindod Wells and Crossgates will begin tomorrow, Friday 7 January, a week earlier than originally planned.

Identified following previous consultations on the county's Active Travel Network Maps, the route will ultimately improve walking and cycling facilities all the way between Llandrindod Wells and Crossgates, with work taking place in several phases.

The first phase of the project will run from Waterloo Road behind Tesco, along Cadwallader Way and Ddole Road until the A483 roundabout and will include work to widen and improve pavement surfaces and upgrades to junctions ensuring greater visibility and increased safety for all road users.

"The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 aims to make Wales a walking and cycling nation." Explains Cllr Heulwen Hulme, Powys County Council Cabinet Member for Environment.

"Essentially, this means that we are endeavouring to make it possible for us to all make short journeys such as our commute to work, school or local shops, by physically active means, like walking or cycling.

"Following consultation and the development of the county's Active Travel Network Maps, it is really exciting to be able to see our next set of Active Travel Schemes in Llandrindod Wells come to fruition.

"These routes will improve road, pedestrian and cyclist safety, particularly for families walking to and from school. The continuation of the widened paths will create a network of safe routes within the town, allowing the community to confidently choose to walk or cycle rather than using the car."