Active travel links, electric car charging facilities and road improvement projects will all benefit from new funding announced by the Welsh Government on 4 December.
The £78m has been drawn from the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund and will be allocated in £26m instalments over the next three financial years.
All 22 local authorities in Wales who made bids for funding will receive an allocation, totalling approximately £34m.
Projects across Wales that will benefit from additional funding include:
- Cardiff – active travel to schools (£742k)
- Rhondda Cynon Taff – active travel package (£640k)
- Pembrokeshire – installation of electric car charging facilities (£168k)
- Cardiff – on street cycle hire (£796k)
- Abergavenny – town centre walking and cycling improvements (£435k)
The Welsh Government says it has worked with local authorities to ensure schemes provide good value for money and meet transport and economic priorities.
Ken Skates, Wales’ transport secretary, said: “These schemes have the potential to make a massive difference to people’s everyday lives, with improvements to transport networks, infrastructure and cycle lanes making it easier to choose active and sustainable travel.
“These projects support our ambitions to provide a modern and connected transport infrastructure, whilst further boosting our efforts to encourage healthy and active lifestyles.
“This funding could also prove a shot in the arm to the Welsh economy by making it easier for people to travel for both business and leisure.”