Work progressing on Conwy walking and cycling route

January 27, 2020

Work to improve the footpath from Conwy to Parc Caer Seion is progressing well according to a update from Conwy Council today.

Over the next few weeks the contractors will be working on the section between Bodlondeb and the new Culture Centre, and the footpath will be closed while the work takes place.

This shared walking and cycling route is part of a plan to improve the Active Travel network across the county. This year, Conwy has secured almost £4million in funding from Welsh Government to make these routes happen. Also included in the budget this year are repairs to the Old Colwyn Promenade.

The new path will make it easier for people to walk or cycle without the danger of cars, linking the town and the new Conwy Culture Centre with the Council offices, Ysgol Aberconwy and the business park.

Getting people out of cars and travelling in a way that improves their health and helps protect the environment is an ambitious strategy that the Council is delivering.

While the footpath’s closed, pedestrian access to Bodlondeb Park, Bodlondeb Woods and the Council Offices will be via the path at the bottom of Town Ditch Road, or by using the main entrance on Bangor Road.

The Active Travel Wales Act became law in November 2013, making it a legal requirement for local authorities to continuously improve facilities and routes for walkers and cyclists in settlements with a population of 2,000 or more within a built up area.