A draft of the forthcoming cycling strategy for Cardiff has been released and it looks like things are looking up.
If you were to write a cycling campaign wish list, chances are it would contain many of the usual suspects –segregated lanes, better lighting & surfaces, more cycle parking.
Well, knock us down with a feather, just look what is said to be in the plan:
The council says it will incorporate the following into the scheme design.
- Segregation between bikes and cars on main roads
- 20mph speed limits and traffic calming on streets with lower amounts of traffic
- Parking protected bike lanes
- Segregation from pedestrians on off-road paths
- Lighting and better running surfaces
- Direct routes to destinations
- Cycle parking in convenient locations
Among the plans are two main arteries, running north to south and from east to west –something we’ve been asking for. Although it is worth noting that this is north to Lisvane Reservoir (where new homes are planned), not north to Tongwynlais!
Please have a read the draft and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
The strategy is tabled for the Environmental Scrutiny Committee at the Council on 6th December, but the public consultation will end on 27th March 2017, which should make the Council elections next year very interesting indeed.
We’ve gone into some detail on the various plans, breaking things up over the course of a number of posts. Feel free to have a read of the following:
- Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 1 – The Strategy
- Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 2 – Primary Route East-West
- Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 3 – Primary Route North-South
- Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 4 – The Taff and Ely Trails
- Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 5 – Connections & Conclusions