Following concerns raised by members of the public, the Council will shortly start a three-week consultation where residents can have their say on draft plans to improve traffic flow through the centre of Abercynon.
The consultation, which starts on Monday, September 16, will allow residents to view the proposals in detail, and have their say via email, letter or in person at a community consultation event. The consultation will end on October 7, and the feedback received will inform Officers’ design of the scheme.
The proposals being developed by the Council include:
- altering the current one-way systems in the centre of Abercynon.
- redesigning the junction between Station Road and Ynysmeurig Road.
- relocating the bus stop from Walter Street to Station Road.
- introducing two informal crossing points on Margaret Street.
- introducing a new 20mph speed limit on Margaret Street.
- introducing new 20mph speed limits in Carnetown and Glancynon.
The Council will write to residents in the centre of Abercynon to advise them of the proposed changes, and provide the opportunity for views on the proposals to be submitted. From the start of the consultation, the plans will be available to view on the Council’s website, at www.rctcbc.gov.uk/traffic.
As part of the consultation, the Council will host a public exhibition event at Abercynon Community Centre on Wednesday, September 18 (9.15am-6pm). Everyone is welcome to attend, and the plans will be on display, with Officers on hand to answer any questions from residents. If you would like to use Welsh at Wednesday’s event, please let us know by 2pm on Tuesday, September 17, so the relevant arrangements can be made.
Residents in the centre of Abercynon will shortly receive a letter outlining the consultation, and it will include a free-post envelope to write to the Council. Alternatively residents can take part by emailing email@example.com – using the email title/subject ‘Abercynon consultation’. Those attending the public exhibition will be able to have their say by filling in a form on the day.