Good news everyone! No sooner had the Vale begun consulting on Active Travel, Cardiff Council has now joined in too.
The Draft Existing Routes Map for Cardiff is now available and we want your views on the suitability of the routes shown on the Draft Existing Routes Map. via Cardiff Council
You can go straight to the route map here. One thing that will become abundantly clear straight away is how the existing routes have huge gaps between them. There’s are single lines in Thornhill, Splott and Caerau that lead nowhere. There’s a mass of blue in and around Cardiff Bay and Bute Park, but nothing joining the two.
There’s also a note to explain that each of the bridges (Blackweir, Western Avenue), plus a section of the Taff Trail have “Cyclists dismount” signs up on them.
It’s probably worth pointing out that, whilst other “cycle paths” exist in Cardiff, the ones that aren’t featured on the map fall below the standards set out by the Active Travel Act design guidance.
Cardiff Council has a lot of work to do, so you’re going to want to have your say and complete the survey by the 29th December 2015.