Views wanted on options for new Porthcawl to Bridgend cycling and walking route

Residents are being asked for their views by Bridgend County Borough Council on a proposed new “active travel” route that will link Bridgend with Porthcawl.

Designed to deliver a safe alternative route that connects the two towns, the proposals seek to encourage more people to leave the car at home and choose alternative ways of getting around such as cycling or walking, which improves health and wellbeing as well as reducing congestion and environmental pollution.

While the plans are still at a very early stage, a number of potential options for the new active travel route have been developed.

The options include:

  • Placing the route alongside the existing A4106 road.
  • Installing it alongside the Porthcawl to Wigfach footpath, and then along the A4106 Bridgend Road.
  • Creating the route alongside the Porthcawl to Wigfach footpath, the A4106 Bridgend Road to Tythegston, and along a footpath to the A48.
  • Establishing it along the A4106 Bridgend Road to Tythegston, then along a footpath to the A48.

All feedback will be carefully analysed and the deadline for having your say is Thursday 8 September 2022.

You can find out more, view maps of the different options and provide your views by visiting the active travel routes consultation webpage.

For further information about active travel, visit the council’s webpage.