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Caerphilly residents’ views sought on new active travel route

Residents in the Caerphilly county borough are being asked to give their views on a new proposed active travel route from Penpedairheol and Cefn Hengoed to Ystrad Mynach.

Caerphilly County Borough Council is asking local residents, including school staff and pupils, for feedback on a proposed scheme that will enhance crossing facilities and improve walking and cycling provision, linking to the National Cycling Network.

The proposed scheme, which is funded by Welsh Government, will provide the following improvements:

  • New crossing facilities on the B4254 and modifications to existing junction to prohibit vehicular access,
  • Improved traffic calming measures along B4254 using SLOW/ARAF carriageway road markings,
  • Improved informal crossing facilities along Glyn-Gaer Road near Glyn-Gaer Primary School,
  • Resurfacing of an existing stone dust pathway on the periphery of the Cwm Calon Development,
  • 308m of new footpath construction connecting the existing pathway to the NCN route 47.

To give your views on the proposals visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/involved/Consultations/INMC-24-Penpedairheol-and-Cefn-Hengoed-to-Ystrad-M; the survey closes on 25th September 2020.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a public exhibition will not take place.  Anyone without access to the website who would like to discuss the scheme can email [email protected], or call 01443 815588 for an officer to return their call.

The scheme will deliver the INMC24 improvement included in the Approved Active Travel Integrated Network Map.  Further information about the Approved Active Travel Integrated Network Map is available on the Active Travel Web page at https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Transport-and-parking/Active-Travel