If you’ve ever thought to yourself “this place could really do with a cycle route, or a pavement to walk on that doesn’t require a keen sense of balance”, Commonplace is for you. The Welsh Government is promoting Commonplace as … Continue reading Commonplace
The Why… So, as part of the original strategy, Cardiff Council planned to install two “primary” cycle routes, one running north to south –Lisvane to Cardiff Bay, the other east to west, or St Mellons to Creigiau. Today we are … Continue reading Primary Routes & Brave New Worlds
We didn’t want to bite, we really didn’t. A quick read of the tagline, which speaks of car parking; mountains of hearsay and conjecture about the evils we cyclists have imposed upon humanity; and how nobody will use it –whatever ‘it’ turns out to be, pretty much tells you all you need to know.
It’s all very well having a fancy new transport hub in Cardiff, but if the trains are still overcrowded, late and expensive it’s going to leave a bad taste in the mouths of residents and visitors alike. Fortunately, Welsh Government is planning to tender for a new contract for the Wales & Borders rail franchise, but it wants to know what we want. Whilst this franchise goes beyond our local services, many of them come into and out of Cardiff at some point on their journey. It includes the long distance services to cities like Manchester, as well as the … Continue reading A Consultation on the Wales and Borders Rail franchise…
Cardiff County Council has begun consulting on its plans for parking in the City. Cardiff’s new Parking Strategy is about Managing Parking for a Liveable City, and will form the basis for decisions relating to parking in Cardiff. Source: Parking Strategy Consultation – Keeping Cardiff Moving Not long ago we talked about the significant price increase affecting the Council’s own on-street parking. In September 2015 prices increased from £5.20 per day to close to £8.00+ in some areas. This was a sign of things to come and, the new parking strategy looks to further discourage commuter traffic from entering the city –thinning out … Continue reading Cardiff Council's Parking Strategy Consultation
As part of the process of identifying the Vale’s existing active travel routes, the Council has launched a public consultation exercise to gather the views of local residents and key stakeholders. The consultation will run from Thursday 01 October 2015 to Friday 18 December 2015. You can have your say by completing the online survey below. Paper copies are available upon request. If you have any queries please feel free to contact the Council using the details below. Source: Active Travel 2015 Many of us currently, or have in the past commuted into Cardiff by bicycle from Penarth, Sully and … Continue reading Vale of Glamorgan Active Travel Consultation 2015
Defra is holding a joint Welsh, English & Northern Irish consultation on measures to address Nitrogen Dioxide levels in our cities. The plans set out actions being planned or implemented at local, regional and national levels to meet the annual and hourly EU limit values for nitrogen dioxide in the shortest possible time. This consultation applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A separate consultation is being carried out by the Scottish Government, commencing 14th September. Source: Citizen Space – Draft Air Quality Plans There are implications for cycle infrastructure plans here, in that they might have to start taking … Continue reading Citizen Space – Draft Air Quality Plans