P-05-841 Include the alternative 3rd Menai Crossing proposal 'Pont Bendigeidfran' in the formal assessment process
This petition was submitted by Benji Poulton, having collected 278 signatures.
Text of Petition
We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to formally consider the alternative proposal for the 3rd Menai Crossing known as 'Pont Bendigeidfran' (as described in the video found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty2q-ctJZKM).
This proposal provides increased benefits in terms of whole life cost, its ability to enhance the spectacular landscape, traffic benefits (both traffic flows and network resilience), environmental mitigation, promoting tourism, promoting Welsh culture, and is a better fit in terms of current legislation, for example the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. This proposal appears to be achievable from an engineering perspective, and will be a more fitting addition to the two world famous bridges already present at this location.
We therefore call for this alternative proposal to be fully assessed alongside the original options presented in the recent Welsh Government 3rd Menai Crossing Public Consultation.
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 11/12/2018.
The Committee considered correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport together with further comments from the petitioner and agreed to provide the petitioner’s contact details to the team considering possible designs for the new bridge. In light of the commitment made by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport that the Pont Bendigeidfran proposal will be assessed as part of the design work for the bridge, the Committee also agreed to close the petition.
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 23/10/2018.
Assembly Constituency and Region
· North Wales
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 11/10/2018
Decision due: Meeting Date by Petitions Committee