People asked for their views on huge part of Cardiff cycleway plans

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People in Cardiff are being asked to respond to plans for part of the city’s cycleway plans.

Cardiff Council is developing proposals for five cycleways across the city. The cycleways will be separated from vehicles and pedestrians “where needed”.

The plans are part of a longer-term 15-year plan to improve routes for walking and cycling in the city.



The five proposed routes

The proposed cycleway routes are:

  • Cycleway 1: City Centre to Cathays, University Hospital Wales, Heath High Level and Heath Low Level Rail Stations, and North East Cardiff Strategic Development Site
  • Cycleway 2: City Centre to Adamsdown, Newport Road retail parks, Rumney, Llanrumney and St Mellons Business Park
  • Cycleway 3: City Centre to Cardiff Bay
  • Cycleway 4: City Centre to Llandaff, Danescourt and North West Strategic Development Site
  • Cycleway 5: City Centre to Riverside, Ely and Caerau.

Public consultations were held on cycleway one and three, and people can still submit their views on part of cycleway four and improvements to the Taff Trail.

Cycleway four will provide a route from the city centre to North West Cardiff. The route will adjoin cycleway two on Castle Street, due to start construction later this year as part of clean air plans.

Destinations served will include:

  • City Centre
  • Bute Park
  • Sophia Gardens
  • National Express coach station
  • Sports Wales National Centre
  • Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground
  • Cardiff Riding School
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Llandaff Village
  • Danescourt Rail Station
  • Plas Dŵr Development

Cardiff Council said the route has been designed to avoid the need for loss of trees. The first phase of cycleway four will improve the cycle route through Sophia Gardens and Llandaff Fields to Western Avenue.

The first phase will include:

Taff Trail link improvement

The existing path would be converted to a four-metre cycleway and two-metre footway.

The crossing of an existing road with cycle and pedestrian priority.

Four-metre cycleway and two-metre footway to run adjacent to the existing road.

Sophia Gardens car park/National Express coach station area

Potential link to National Express coach station.

Pedestrian link to Sophia Gardens car park.

Sophia Close roundabout

Parallel cycle/zebra crossing on the existing road. Access to Welsh Institute of Sport via zebra crossing over carriageway and cycleway.

Car park one-way system to be reversed to reduce conflict. Shared use link to Taff Trail to be widened to four metres.

West of the roundabout, cycleway joins existing carriageway.

Sophia Close roundabout to Cardiff Riding School

Cycleway runs on the existing road.

Cardiff Riding School to Western Avenue

Cycleway moves off the road to avoid increased motor traffic at Cardiff Riding School.

Cycleway joins existing shared-use path on Western Avenue.

Responses from the public can be submitted to the Taff Trail improvement at Hailey Park here and to cycleway four here.

The closing date for the public consultation is Friday May 1.



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