P-05-755 Call on Welsh Government to make the A48 safe for all road users and pedestrians at Laleston, Broadlands and Merthyr Mawr



This petition was submitted by Ian Spiller having collected 997 signatures.


Text of the Petition

We the undersigned call on the Welsh Government and Bridgend Country Borough Council to make the A48 from Ewenny Roundabout, Merthyr Mawr, Broadlands to Laleston safe for ALL road users and pedestrians.

The A48 in Bridgend is an accident hotspot, over the last year 2 lives have been lost, and too many minor accidents and near misses have happened, involving cars, pedestrians and cyclists.

Despite this from Island Farm the A48 remains a 60mph road, the cycle/pathway finish at Newbridge Fields from Broadlands.


We call for an:

  • Immediate reduction in speed from 60mph to 40mph
  • Create safe crossing on the A48 from Newbridge Field/Craig-Y-Parcau nature reserve on the Merthyr Mawr Trail
  • Extend Cycle/Footpath to enable our children to walk safely to school
  • Explore options such as a central island for preventing people from ignoring the no turning right from Merthyr Mawr junctions.
  • Funding must be made immediate available to prevent any further tragedies occurring.


Join the campaign today, how many more families will be shattered before action is taken?


Additional information

No Safe Crossing exists from the public footpaths linking Newbridge Fields/Craig-y-Parcua nature serve to the rear of Broadlands on to Merthyr Mawr from the designated trail.

Broadlands children are expected to walk on a 60mph road to get to Brynteg School, or cross the road risking their lives on a daily basis.

Some road users pay little attention to the NO RIGHT TURN at Merthyr Mawr junctions creating an additional hazard for all users.

Bridgend County Borough Council have linked improvements to the long awaiting Island Farm Development.


Road and traffic

Road with traffic



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 19/09/2017.

The Committee considered correspondence from the petitioner and agreed to write to Bridgend County Borough Council to ask if they will consider investigating the issues raised by the petition. In doing so, Members agreed to close the petition and to write to the petitioner to explain that improvements to this stretch of the A48 would be a matter for the Local Authority.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 23/05/2017.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Bridgend
  • South Wales West


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 02/05/2017