TRAVEL IMPROVEMENTS FOR CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS COMPLETED

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Cambrian News photographer - Pupils from Ysgol Plascrug’s Eco Council with deputy head Berian Lewis (left) and Cllr Alun Williams (middle), in front of the new scooter shelter

FURTHER active travel improvements in Aberystwyth have been completed after Ceredigion County Council secured additional Welsh Government capital grant funding of £249,000.

The Cambrian News reported “An improved shared use path has been created along Boulevard St Brieuc which now continues along the side of the police station and up Park Avenue to the junction of Glyndwr Road, which covers a distance of around 650 meters.

The pedestrian crossing on Boulevard St Brieuc has been upgraded to a new toucan crossing, the first of its kind in Ceredigion, allowing both cyclists and pedestrians to cross the road safely.

The funding has also enabled the provision of a new scooter shelter at Ysgol Plascrug school which has been welcomed by headteacher Menna Sweeney.

She said: “This is a fantastic addition to our school because the shelter purchased just 16 months ago following grant funded works on the Avenue could not cope with current demand, due to the amount of children enjoying scooting and cycling to the school every day, which is great to see and is really helping to alleviate the traffic congestion problems that were previously experienced in the area.”

Two new public cycle repair stands with integrated cycle pumps have also been installed in the town, one outside Plascrug Leisure Centre and the other near the main entrance to Aberystwyth University’s Penglais Campus” here.

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