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Work to begin on the second phase of the Treowen Active Travel Route

Image of a cycle path sign

1 December 2022

Image of a cycle path sign
Work to begin the second phase of an active travel route in Treowen, Newtown, will begin Monday 5 December.

Identified following previous consultations on the county's Active Travel Network Maps, the route will improve walking and cycling facilities on Heol Treowen, from Treowen Primary School down towards Kerry Road.

The pavement will be widened to become a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians. This will also improve the surface of the existing path and increase safety for all users, particularly for families and pupils going to and from school.

Funded by Welsh Government, this is the second phase of a larger scheme that aims to link up to other active travel routes in the town.

"The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 aims to make Wales a walking and cycling nation." explains Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys.

"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 another active travel scheme in Newtown come to fruition."