- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Categories: Assembly Questions, Latest News
Ein cyf/Our ref LW/00485/20 Mike Hedges MS [email protected]
06 July 2020
Thank you for your email of 26 June on behalf of cycling groups in Swansea regarding funding for local sustainable transport measures in response to Covid-19.
As you are aware, we invited all local authorities in Wales to put forward expressions of interest to introduce temporary measures to improve the safety and conditions for sustainable and active travel modes in their area. I was very encouraged by the large number of expressions of interest we received and, on 19 June, announced funding of £15.4 million to local authorities for sustainable transport measures in response to Covid-19. Further details can be found here:
As a proportion of this, Swansea council were allocated £600,000 for the following 2 schemes:
1. Secure City Centre Bicycle Parking
2. Park & Cycle Initiative at Landore & Fabian Way Park and Ride Sites
Swansea submitted a total of 5 schemes for funding. The 3 schemes that were not funded were a resubmission of Active Travel Fund bids. As I have said above, the aim of the funding is to introduce temporary measures in response to Covid. Swansea’s unsuccessful schemes did not meet this criteria – they had a long delivery time and were permanent schemes which did not address the Covid response element.
Rydym yn croesawu derbyn gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn ateb gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd
gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.
We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.
I will be announcing the successful Active Travel Fund schemes shortly. Yours sincerely,
Lee Waters AS/MS
Dirprwy Weinidog yr Economi a Thrafnidiaeth Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport