If we are serious about moving away from cars, we really need to stop building for them. As we talked about in our LDP post, a new way of looking at urban development needs to be found. We need to move away from US-style suburbs that require a car to get around and arguably look more to our neighbours in Europe.
To its credit, the council is trying some new things with the Channel View redevelopment.
Alongside the provision of quality new housing and the potential improvements for the local community the study explores opportunities in the wider context of Grangetown and the capital. The masterplan proposes to weave currently segregated parts of the existing local area together. The project also sets in motion discussions about the potential interconnection of the Taff‘s east and west banks to complete the quality pedestrian and cyclist loop around the edge of Cardiff Bay.CHANNEL VIEW REDEVELOPMENT, CARDIFF – Austin-Smith:Lord
Yet there’s a lot we can still learn from countries that have never embraced car-centric planning to the extent we have. This video demonstrates a few interesting case studies and is well worth a watch.