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 … 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, some people asked us nicely for our opinions… All Aboard… We must admit to have glossed over the “bus” section of the transport plan on first reading, but WalesOnline’s recent article about how different transport … 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 focussed on cycling here after all. To help you respond to the council we’ve taken a look at the form and attempted to distil as much of what we discovered in our deep dive onto … 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 see here has been repeated to a greater or lesser extent in the cycling strategy. However, it does give us an insight into the challenges across the board. It is also quite liberal with its … 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 East-West route, but also on the proposed Llantrisant Road route as well. However, being the first plan we’ve seen since the Cycling Strategy broke cover it is understandable that holes are going to be picked … 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 side there is the Council’s need to revise its current, ageing cycling strategy, but on the other its obligations to Welsh Government to produce integrated network maps under the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013. The … Continue reading Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 1…

Cardiff's Forthcoming Cycling Strategy – What we would like to see…

The Council is currently beavering away at its new cycling strategy, which will hopefully pave the way for some ambitious integrated network plans come September 2017. The previous strategy arrived before the Active Travel Act, along with its own design guidance … Continue reading Cardiff's Forthcoming Cycling Strategy – What we would like to see…

Cardiff set to have new bike hire scheme

It appears that the rumours were true and we are indeed going to get a new bike share scheme. Rising from the ashes of the ill-fated Oybike, the planned scheme looks to be much bigger, with 500 bikes scattered across Cardiff. However, this time it’ll be funded through sponsorship income, rather than the council’s budget. Subject to a successful procurement the award of contract will be for an initial term of five years, with an option to extend for a further two years. The plan is to have the scheme fully commissioned and in operation by April 2017. Source: City … Continue reading Cardiff set to have new bike hire scheme