Safer crossings now!

Liberal Democrats in Penylan are backing residents who have been campaigning for 10 years to get safer crossings at the junction of Colchester Avenue and Penylan Road.

Local councillors have previously helped persuade Cardiff Council of the need for improvements at this junction. They were successful in securing agreement from the council that signal controlled pedestrian crossings should be installed on all three arms of the junction, making it much easier for people to cross these very busy roads.

The council consulted on these improvements at the end of last year and subsequently agreed the scheme should proceed after receiving a positive response from local residents.

Following this the council put a bid in to the Welsh Government for funding to deliver the scheme this year. Unfortunately the funding bid was turned down, meaning the community has to keep waiting for longer.

Rodney Berman, Welsh Liberal Democrat Senedd candidate for Cardiff Central, said: "It was very disappointing to hear earlier in the year that the Welsh Government had refused to provide funding this year to deliver the new pedestrian crossings. This came as a bitter blow to local residents who have been campaigning for so long for the junction to be made safer.

"We have therefore launched a petition calling on the Welsh Government to fund the scheme as soon as possible. Cardiff Council has confirmed it will submit another bid next year, so we want to do everything possible to ensure it is successful this time."

Please sign our petition below to put pressure on the Welsh Government to ensure funding is provided to deliver the new pedestrian crossings.

I/we, the undersigned, urge the Welsh Government to provide funding to Cardiff Council so it can install signal controlled pedestrian crossings at the junction of Colchester Avenue and Penylan Road. This junction needs to be made safer and the Welsh Government must agree to prioritise providing funding for these improvements.

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