NO details are available yet but Ceredigion County Council says it’s joining local authorities across Wales in responding to a Welsh Government challenge to change the transport environment.

Deputy transport minister Lee Waters has given councils until May 21 to submit initial expressions of interest on proposals for temporary measures that would improve the conditions for sustainable and active travel.

A spokesman said: “Ceredigion County Council is still considering the guidance and will be looking to identify potential measures for submission and is not therefore able to provide any further information at this time.”

The hope is that the plans, which are a response to the disruption of the transport network in Covid-19 lockdown and the likelihood social distancing and other measures will be in place for months to come.

“Pop-up measures” suggested included road closures or lane closures, filters for cyclists, 20mph default trials being brought forward, footway widening and enhanced waiting areas for social distancing.

Mr Waters MS said: “The immense challenges of coronavirus have severely disrupted our transport network and I am clear that we don’t need to go back to normal. We have a chance to do things differently, helping more people to walk, cycle and travel in sustainable ways.

“To do this we need to make changes quickly. I want local authorities to be imaginative, drawing on good practice from towns and cities across the globe.

“By reallocating road space and changing our environment we can alter the way people think about travelling. These changes will support much needed improvements in air quality, decarbonisation and public health.”

Neighbouring Pembrokeshire County Council is considering 20mph zones, reallocating road space to open up areas outside businesses, linking existing active travel schemes and improving pedestrian links between key towns and other settlements.