Eastern Bus Corridor – Newport Road Improvements

As a key part of Enfys Route 3, Newport Road needs a lot of work. Fortunately, Cardiff Council is on the case with a few incremental improvements under consultation right now. The primary aims of the scheme are to improve road safety and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists, and to improve journey times and journey time reliability for bus services, thereby making sustainable travel choices more attractive in supporting the growth associated with the Local Development Plan. –via Cardiff Council – Eastern Bus Corridor – Newport Road / Fitzalan Place / West Grove Junction Improvements There are four parts to the … Continue reading Eastern Bus Corridor – Newport Road Improvements

Enfys Route 1: Cardiff to Thornhill – Navigating Llanishen & Roath Park's Roundabouts

It’s fair to say that roundabouts are not a cyclist’s friend. Even by car they require timing and a reasonable amount of good luck to navigate. However, by bike they offer the added challenge of getting off the mark and up to speed in time to exploit a gap. Sure, it can be done, but there’s a reasonable amount of risk involved. Today we spotted on Twitter the news that a cyclist was hurt on the roundabout at the bottom of Fidlas Road in Llanishen and, whilst the cyclist is said to have only sustained “slight injuries”, it’s still one accident … Continue reading Enfys Route 1: Cardiff to Thornhill – Navigating Llanishen & Roath Park's Roundabouts

Cardiff's Active Travel Existing Route Map Consultation

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 … Continue reading Cardiff's Active Travel Existing Route Map Consultation

Cardiff Local Transport Plan 2015-2020

If you find yourself at a loose end for a few hours, you might like to read Cardiff Council’s Local Transport Plan for 2015-2020. The proposed programme outlined in the LTP includes walking and cycling infrastructure, bus network and junction improvements, 20mph limits and road safety schemes. –via Cardiff.gov.uk It essentially provides a comprehensive list of projects that will bolster the current Enfys network we have now. Taken in isolation, there’s not a lot of cycle-specific projects in the plan to get excited about. It’s mostly tinkering with existing routes, improving signage and a bit of extra paint on the … Continue reading Cardiff Local Transport Plan 2015-2020

Council Planning Scan for September 2015

Here’s our monthly trawl through the council’s transport projects and traffic regulation orders to see if there is anything that may make our lives easier. Enfys Route 6 Route 6 is flavour of the month this month with two notable transport projects on the books. First up, the consultation on the new bridge over the river Ely between Cowbridge Road East and Riverside Terrace has concluded and the post-consultation report has been published. The report mainly focusses on responding to Cardiff Cycle Campaign’s comments, but perhaps the most interesting part of it is that it details the Western Active Travel … Continue reading Council Planning Scan for September 2015

Parking your bike at Capital Retail Park, Leckwith

Capital Retail Park is perhaps our newest out-of-town retail development and currently consists of a large Asda; a Costco; M&S; Smyths Toy Store; Next; SCS, plus the obligatory Subway; Greggs; Maplins and a Costa. The park sits on Enfys Route 50, which is a route that consists of shared paths either side of the carriageway. Roadies will no doubt use the road, but those on the paths should beware those on bikes travelling against the flow of traffic! As for parking, Capital Retail Park is actually quite well provisioned. There’s a bank of spaces next to the road at the … Continue reading Parking your bike at Capital Retail Park, Leckwith