Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport
On 1 May 2018, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance announced £60 million to support active travel schemes as part of The Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan Mid-Point Review 2018.
Available over the next three years, this funding will create new active travel routes across Wales, connecting people’s homes to schools, jobs and their local community with the aim of encouraging more people to walk or cycle.
Today I am allocating the first £10.36 million to local authorities across Wales for schemes to promote active travel. All local authorities were invited to submit applications: one strategic scheme and one local scheme or package of local schemes per local authority. A total of 35 applications were received, including 16 applications for strategic schemes, and 19 applications for local schemes.
The Active Travel Fund will allow 11 strategic schemes and 13 local schemes across 18 local authorities to be designed or delivered this financial year.
A full list of successful schemes by local authority will be published on the Welsh Government website.
This statement is being issued during recess in order to keep members informed. Should members wish me to make a further statement or to answer questions on this when the Assembly returns I would be happy to do so.