A £14.5m investment is set to encourage more people to walk and cycle.

Schemes in Anglesey, Gwynedd, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea are among those to benefit from ‘active travel’ funding by the Welsh Government.

The investment aims improve and create more travel routes and facilities in Wales. In total, 66 active travel projects, as well as six multi-model schemes, will benefit. Projects include:

In Gwynedd:

Porthmadog multi user path from High St to leisure centre - £81,500.

Pwllhelli – crossing provision and improvements on school AT route - £25,000.

Blaenau Ffestiniog – Tanygrisiau; disabled access ramp and pedestrian access improvements - £92,000.

On Anglesey:

Llangefni Link; land purchase for segregated AT route - £50,000.

Ysgol Kingsland, pelican crossing - £29,000.

Penlon, Menai Bridge – upgrade footway and cycle route 57,500

High Street Link, Benllech, upgrade footpath - £69,000.

Caergaeiliog, £115,000 for the Caergeiliog – RAF Valley scheme: facilitating detailed design and construction of a shared use path, with crossing point, at the entrance to Anglesey Airport and RAF Valley base.

In the Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea, and Llandudno areas:

£286,000 for the Rhos Point active travel improvement scheme: improving the National Cycle Network Route 5 by providing compliant active travel routes through off-carriageway walking and cycling link at Rhos Point.

It is the “missing link” on National Cycle Route (NCR) 5, completing the route between Colwyn Bay and Penrhyn Bay / Llandudno.

£270,000 for the Hospital Road off-road cycle link in Llandudno: completing the missing link past Llandudno General Hospital providing an off carriageway cycle link.

£1,688,500 for Old Colwyn Promenade in Conwy has already been confirmed, which will deliver improved active travel facilities while also protecting the infrastructure from being damaged or lost to coastal erosion.

The £14.5m investment is part of the second round of capital funding from the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP) this year.

It brings the total grant funding the Welsh Government has allocated to active travel schemes in 2019/20 to more than £40million.

Lee Waters, Deputy Economy and Transport Minister, said:

“We are facing a climate emergency, an obesity epidemic and an air quality crisis – and active travel can help us address all of these.

“Across Wales we need to do things differently. I have been clear that we need to think big, show ambition and be radical.

“These projects are a step in the right direction to achieve the change we need, and we will continue to make significant investment to make active travel the obvious choice for more journeys in Wales.”