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27 November 2007
Voting has started in the final of a television programme which could see a sustainable local transport project supported by staff from the University winning a share of £50M.
The River Ely Bridge which will provide pedestrian and cycle access between Cardiff and Penarth is one of the schemes that will benefit if Sustrans Connect2 win the ITV 1 programme ‘The People’s £50 million Lottery Giveaway’.
Last year University staff campaigned at the site of the proposed bridge to highlight the need for a convenient commuter cycle route across the River Ely. The Bridge is now one of 79 proposals across the UK that comprises the Sustrans Connect2 bid for the £50M.
Sustrans Connect2 aims to revitalise walking and cycling in communities across Britain by overcoming transport gaps in sustainable ways. In order to secure the prize money which is provided by the Big Lottery Fund, Sustrans Connect2 needs to beat off competition from three other projects in a public vote.
Online voting starts on Monday 26 November, with telephone voting commencing on Friday 7 December. Staff, students or members of the public wishing to vote for the Sustrans Connect2 project can do so online via www.thepeoples50million.org.uk. More information about Sustrans Connect2 can be found at http://www.sustransconnect2.org.uk/
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