Temporary active travel elements to be removed from Rhyl

Denbighshire County Council will remove the Rhyl town centre temporary Local Sustainable Transport Response to Covid-19 scheme from Tuesday May 4.

The decision was made by Cllr Brian Jones, Denbighshire County Council’s Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, following a recommendation made by Rhyl Member Area Group.

Rhyl Member Area Group made the recommendation following public feedback gathered by the Council.

Emlyn Jones, Denbighshire County Council’s Head of Planning and Public Protection, said: “This work commencing on May 4 will see the removal of all elements of the active travel routes, that were introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, on Bodfor Street, Queen Street and West Parade which includes the widened pedestrian areas.

“We would like to thank those who provided feedback on the temporary scheme.

“The Council has an ongoing legal obligation under the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 to research, develop, consult on and promote active travel routes in and around town centres – including Rhyl.

“This decision to end the temporary Covid-19 active travel scheme early will have no impact on this work and we will continue to work with Rhyl residents, businesses and local members.”