The Vale Of Glamorgan Council have secured Section 106 funding to aid sustainable transport usage in Rhoose.
The Section 106 agreement states that the sustainable transport contribution has to be spent on information, facilities, services or projects which provide or improve access for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users in Rhoose.
The Council have addressed the improvements they believe will be most useful and are keen to hear residents' views on their proposed five step scheme.
Currently the Council plan to:
- Provide a footway/cycleway along the west of Station Road between Rhoose Cardiff International Train Station and the T-junction with Fontygary Road.
- Provide parking bays along Station Road to improve the safety of pedestrians/cyclists travelling along Station Road as cars currently park on grass verge.
- Improve the width of the footpaths between the development site entrance on Porthkerry Road, to the roundabout junction at Porthkerry Road/Rhoose Road/Readers Way.
- Provide cycling infrastructure off the carriageway where appropriate and possible, between the site entrance and Rhoose Cardiff International Train Station.
- Upgrade the footpaths outside of Rhoose Primary School and Rhoose Library.
It is anticipated that this scheme will be delivered, in phases, throughout the 2020/21 financial year.
Unfortunately, the funding cannot be used for pot holes or improvements to private vehicular related journeys, however, as part of the scheme the Council's maintenance team will be resurfacing parts of Fontygary Road, including the stretch outside of the school.
A drop-in session for residents to have their say will be held on the 27th February, between 4-7pm where Council Officers will answer any questions and provide more information.
More detail on the scheme and funding can be found on the Council website here.
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