I want to offer huge congratulations to Sue and Immy Hurrell for their victory in securing Welsh Government funding to make the junction of Colchester Avenue and Penylan Road safer for pedestrians.
Her dedication and resilience over ten years to support Immy and other wheelchair users of the road has been inspirational.
The Welsh Government has provided funding for Cardiff Council that enables a dropped kerb to be installed, along with signal-controlled pedestrian crossings.
Jenny Rathbone said, “I am delighted Immy Hurrell has won her campaign to be able to cross Colchester Avenue at the junction with Penylan Hill. We cannot have cars putting her life at risk. This is not just a victory for Immy’s right to pop down to Wellfield Road without having to wait for a bus.
“It makes that crossing safe for everyone, with or without children, to be able to navigate that busy junction without fearing a car will knock them down. This is part of my campaign to make Cardiff much safer for walking and cycling.”
The funding comes from the government’s Active Travel Fund 2020-2021, the £50m scheme to encourage active travel across Wales.
A spokesman for Cardiff Council said that three new pedestrian crossings will be installed as a result of a successful grant application.
“This will make walking to school easier, as well as improve pedestrian access to the local shops and amenities” he said.
Cardiff Council will start the work in July.