The Transport for New Homes Checklist

It feels as though we’ve already spent a nauseating amount of time talking about urban sprawl, particularly in the context of Cardiff’s local development plan, but it’s something that can’t be stressed enough. The window of opportunity to encourage residents of new homes to adopt sustainable transport is short, yet we continue to build on the outskirts of cities, linked primarily by already busy roads … Continue reading The Transport for New Homes Checklist

Traffic jams, congestion, cognitive dissonance…

Traffic agency Inrix analysed traffic and congestion in 1,064 cities across 38 countries worldwide, including Cardiff. It worked out that the average cost to Cardiff’s drivers of being sat in their own congestion was £939 per year. You can read Cardiff’s scorecard here, but it says that 9% of a driver’s time is spent in queues, or 22.5 hours for 2016. Traffic jams still cost Wales’ … Continue reading Traffic jams, congestion, cognitive dissonance…

About that bus interchange at Waungron Park…

The council has recently been discussing a seemingly controversial proposal to redevelop the former waste site at Waungron Park and turn it into a bus interchange. This appears to have divided opinion among councillors and pundits alike. However, as it relates to the Transport Strategy and the LDP, we should take a look at it if only to add context to where Cardiff is heading. Plus, … Continue reading About that bus interchange at Waungron Park…

Responding to the Cardiff Integrated Network Map Consultation…

The consultation for the Integrated Network Maps is now open, so it would be a good idea if as many of us responded to it as possible. It is vitally important that all of you who are interested in seeing active travel, be that walking or cycling, get involved in this consultation. However, cycle routes are arguably far easier to screw up and we are … Continue reading Responding to the Cardiff Integrated Network Map Consultation…

Cardiff's Transport Strategy…

Hot on the heels of the draft cycling strategy we now have the overall Transport strategy to digest and respond to. This time the focus is on all forms of transport used within Cardiff but it allows us to see where cycling fits into the grand scheme of things. Reassuringly the cycling strategy is a major component of this over-arching transport strategy, so much of what you’ll … Continue reading Cardiff's Transport Strategy…

Goitre Fach Farm – More from Site C of the Local Development Plan…

On the agenda for the 14th December 2016 Cardiff Council Planning Committee is another development for Site C of the Local Development Plan. Goitre Fach Farm is another area of proposed housing to the west of Llantrisant Road, neighbouring the Plasdwr development we talked about previously. From our perspective and, in the context of the recently discussed draft Cycle Plan, this site sits on the primary … Continue reading Goitre Fach Farm – More from Site C of the Local Development Plan…

Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 1…

In our previous post we said we’d take a deeper dive into Cardiff’s Cycling Strategy and share findings with you. However, there’s a mind-boggling amount to get through here, so we’re going to break things up into a series of posts. Also, it is worth remembering that we’ve all been hit with what is essentially two separate exercises on one big lump. On the one … Continue reading Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 1…