Proposals unveiled for sustainable travel improvements in Newport city centre
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Posted: 27 February 2023 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
As part of a wider initiative to create a sustainable travel network in South East Wales, the proposal sets out a series of improvements that will make walking, cycling and using public transport the easy option for Newport’s residents.
Credit: Transport for Wales
Transport for Wales (TfW) has announced that it has released proposals to make major sustainable travel improvements in Newport city centre, in partnership with the Welsh Government and Newport City Council. The proposals set out a series of improvements to Newport railway station, Queensway and Old Green roundabout.
Members of the public are also being invited to give their views as part of a six-week public consultation on the proposals which will run until 6 April 2023. The proposals take forward key recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission, which are being overseen by the Burns Delivery Unit.
The unit, which is led by TfW, in partnership with the Welsh Government and local authorities of Newport, Monmouthshire and Cardiff, is developing a sustainable travel network across South East Wales.
Once completed, the network will make walking, cycling and using public transport the easy option for people across the city.
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Geoff Ogden, Chief Transport Planning and Development Officer at Transport for Wales, said: “The proposals outlined in the consultation have the potential to significantly improve travel in Newport by providing better links between rail and bus and better routes for walking, wheeling and cycling.”
Lee Waters MS, Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Climate Change with responsibility for transport, said: “Developing active travel routes alongside bus and rail services is central to our plans to make sustainable transport a viable alternative to using the car.”
Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “Building a stronger, greener Newport is a priority for the council. Improving access to public transport and active travel options is an important part of this work. The proposals we have developed with our partners will hopefully help people to become less dependent on cars while delivering real, sustainable change for our city. These proposals are for the people of Newport, and I would urge everybody who lives, works and visits the city to take a look at the plans and let us know what you think.”
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