The cash, which will arrive over the next two years, will pay for free bike hire and improved cycle routes. Some will go towards the development of the Pont-y-Werin pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Ely river, between Cardiff’s Sports Village complex and Penarth.
Plans for those not on two wheels include free city centre bus travel, park-and-ride facilities, pedestrianisation, journey-sharing schemes and car clubs.
Lee Waters, of sustainable transport charity Sustrans, said: “We fully support the vision to make the Welsh capital a
A new cycling and walking bridge opened in
In a wider distribution of Welsh Assembly transport money, Denbighshire received £2m for cycle routes in the River Clwyd area and every local authority in
The Welsh Assembly Government’s new Walking and Cycling Action Plan for Wales 2009-2013 sets out plans to treble the number of people cycling to work or school and double the number of adults cycling for recreation.