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Campaigners welcome future South East Wales transport investment

1 March 2017

Campaign for Better Transport responds to the decision today, Wednesday 1 March, by 10 local authorities in south east Wales, to go ahead with the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal.

The deal will bring £1.2bn of investment to south east Wales and will help to improve transport across the region.  

James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, Campaign for Better Transport said:

"Investing in modern public transport, walking and cycling is the right choice for the future of south east Wales and good news for the local economy.

“It is a positive alternative to the ruinous plans for the M4 relief road which will damage precious nature sites and be a disaster for the climate and public health. It will also do nothing for the tens of thousands of residents who depend on public transport to access jobs and services."

ENDS

For further information please contact Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773468  richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to editors

  • Read the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal announcement here – £1.2bn Cardiff Capital City Deal ratified by Local Authority partners
  • Read Campaign for Better Transport’s blog for more about the M4 relief road here
  • Read Campaign for Better Transport’s M4 relief road road press release here
  • Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).