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Marl Lane - Active Travel Consultation

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Let us know your thoughts on the proposals for improved walking, wheeling and cycling routes on Marl Lane.
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This consultation closed on 13 July 2023.

Read the consultation feedback

By upgrading and creating new walking and cycling routes we aim to make active travel the normal way to get around for local journeys. This cuts down unnecessary traffic and helps families get about safely and sustainably.

The Active Travel (Wales) Act sets out a clear ambition to put walking and cycling centre stage for local journeys. To get this right, it’s crucial for local people to be involved in the conversation. So that more people feel they can choose walking, wheeling or cycling instead of the car for short local journeys.

About this project

This scheme will complete missing sections that were not included in last year’s active travel improvement work. The finished route will connect communities with facilities and recreational areas.

The route will be a combination of: on the road, separated but next to the road, and completely separated from the road.

What are the issues?

Deganwy and Llandudno Junction are connected by the B5115 Pentywyn Road corridor and Marl Lane. But there is a lack of suitable pedestrian or cycle links between the two communities, with sections of missing pavements, pinch points, and a lack of suitable crossing facilities.

Last year’s funding provided part of an Active Travel standard route from Marl Lane but the route stops short of the local school, Ysgol Deganwy. In recent years, the number of vehicles doing the school run has caused road safety issues, obstructed roads and pavements, reduced visibility for pedestrians when crossing, and a pressured environment for cyclists to negotiate.

At the opposite end of the scheme, south east of Marl Lane at Ysgol Awel y Mynydd, there are the same issues with obstruction, on street parking and associated congestion. The proposed scheme will encourage a shift away from car use for local trips, contributing to improved traffic flows locally.

Currently the communities of Bryn Pydew and Esgyryn have difficulties connecting to the facilities in surrounding towns and villages, due to the A470. Pedestrians have no safe area to cross this principal route.

This scheme will benefit the whole community, with reduced congestion from the school run increasing accessibility, making journey times more reliable and lowering carbon emissions.

We have received grant funding from the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Fund for investigation, design and public engagement work and for construction of the scheme.

Proposed work includes:

  • Widened pavements and shared use paths
  • A controlled shared use crossing on the A470 near Marl Lane roundabout
  • New shared use path along A470 connecting into Nant y Glyn
  • New controlled shared use crossing on the A470 near Narrow Lane roundabout
  • New controlled shared use crossing on Pentywyn Road
  • Extra crossing places for pedestrians along the route


Accessible options

We can provide the explanatory text as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille. We also offer a BSL interpretation service.

We can provide a verbal description of the route over the phone. We have a Welsh speaking officer and an English speaking officer available.

Residents can call the ERF Advice Team on 01492 575337 to speak with an officer. If the officer is not available, we will take their details and arrange a call back.

What happens next?

All the feedback we receive from this consultation will be carefully analysed and considered. We will amend any design issues highlighted by the consultation before we apply for the permissions we need to do the work.

We are aiming to start construction work later this year (2023).

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