Wales: Worrying rise in drivers caught breaking 20mph limit

There has been a concerning spike in the number of drivers caught exceeding the 20mph limit in Wales – but most motorists are still being warned rather than prosecuted. Most roads throughout Wales that were 30mph changed to 20mph last September. It has proved controversial with protests and petitions against the change and polling showing […]

Monmouthshire: 50mph speed limit imposed from next week

The Welsh Government has published a traffic order introducing a temporary 50mph speed limit from the Raglan roundabout on the A40 to the A449 junction in both directions from Tuesday March 26, 2024, says the South Wales Argus. Welsh Ministers made this decision as they are ‘satisfied that traffic on specified lengths of trunk roads should be restricted […]

Welsh bus passengers receive £39m boost

Deputy Climate Change Minister for Wales Lee Waters has announced that support for the bus industry in Wales will continue with £39m confirmed for the year ahead. The Deputy Minister with responsibility for transport said the funding would be provided through a new ‘Bus Network Grant’. The grant will be made available to local authorities […]

Mid-Wales: More overnight road closures announced

TWO more overnight road closures have been announced from Monday with lengthy detours being put in place. Following the news that the A44 in Llanbadarn Fawr will be closed overnight for two weeks from Monday to allow essential repairs to take place, Traffic Wales has announced there will also be overnight closures on the A487 in Aberaeron […]

Deputy Minister maps out next steps for Welsh buses… then resigns

The next steps to delivering bus reform for Wales have been set out by Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters. The Welsh Government’s Roadmap to Bus Reform builds on the proposals of the bus white paper to radically shake-up the way the public transport system works in Wales and sets out year by year targets […]

Welsh Minister calls reduced speeds on 20mph roads a turning point

New preliminary 20mph data published today (Wednesday 21 February) suggests that speeds have reduced by an average of four miles per hour on main roads in Wales since the national rollout of the default 20mph speed limit. The data, which was collected by Transport for Wales, monitored millions of vehicles’ speeds in nine different communities […]

20mph violations in South Wales recorded, but action not yet taken

The Chief Constable of South Wales Police has confirmed that the force is still “working through the details” of its enforcement strategy. The limit across most residential roads was reduced to 20mph in September last year, and Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan has told ITV News the force has been “recording data but not taking enforcement […]

Employment freeze to protect council jobs blamed for state of roads in Wales

Roads and pavements are deteriorating due to a recruitment freeze aimed at protecting council employees’ jobs, councillors have been told. Denbighshire council is facing a £20-£26m black hole next year and a £3.3m shortfall in the current financial year, reports Nation Cymru. At a cabinet meeting at the council’s Ruthin County Hall HQ, council officers […]

Wales’s first-ever biomethane refuelling station for HGVs opens

Renewable biomethane supplier ReFuels NV has announced the opening of its 13th low-carbon refuelling station for HGVs, and its first to open in Wales. The new site, with 12 pumps capable of refuelling more than 500 HGVs daily and cutting over 60,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, makes low-carbon deliveries a reality for the hundreds of […]

Nearly one in five older people in Wales say public transport is a major challenge

Nearly one in five older people in Wales say public transport is a challenge for them, according to a new survey. Age Cymru’s fourth annual What matters to you? survey of almost 1200 older people across Wales found that 18% of older people were dissatisfied with public transport in Wales, reports Nation Cymru. Respondents said reduced or […]


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