In recent years, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has been invited to submit a bid for Safe Routes in the Communities (SRIC) schemes to the Welsh Government.
The Safe Routes in Communities initiative is primarily aimed at encouraging greater participation in sustainable travel, in conjunction with improving road safety throughout the wider community with a focus on areas around schools.
Whilst there is no guarantee of SRIC funding next financial year, the Council are preparing a programme of schemes so that we are in a position to submit bids should we be invited. Therefore the Council would like to take this opportunity to invite Schools to submit a scheme request and assessment pro forma, if they believe there is a requirement to develop a scheme which will encourage more people to travel by more sustainable means such as cycling, scooting, walking or by public transport.
If you would like to be involved in this initiative and/or considered for future funding bids to implement an improvement scheme within the vicinity of your school, please fully complete and return the scheme request and assessment pro forma in line with the supplementary guidance attached.
Please ensure you read the Expression of Interest letter attached, as it contains important information regarding the Safe Routes application process and submission to Welsh Government.
Also attached is a leaflet which explains how your personal information will be used for the administration of the Safe Routes in Communities application process as part of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Applications must be submitted by Monday 17th July 2023 via Transportationstrategy@rctcbc.gov.uk
or by post to: Transportation Strategy, Sardis House, Sardis Road, Pontypridd, CF37 1DU.