Cycling consultation launched in city centre

October 16, 2010 6 Comments »
Cycling consultation launched in city centre

julian sykes with the cycling horse at consultation

Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians are being invited to give their views about cycling in the city.

A man dressed in a horses head was on his bike on Queen Street to help design group ARK start the joint consultation with Cardiff Council about two-wheeled transport.

The plans for improving cycling in Cardiff could see over 100 improvements made at a cost of nearly £6 million over the next three to five years.

Julian Sykes (pictured above), part of the ARK group, said: “We want people to come in and give their views about what could be done to improve cycling in Cardiff.

“It could be little things such as more drop kerbs but we also want their views on some bigger proposals such as new bridges and 20 mile-an-hour zones in some parts of the city.”

cycling map

The converted shop on Cardiff’s busy shopping street, opposite the Capitol Centre, has maps (pictured above) of where new developments could take place and opportunities for people to speak on video about their cycling experiences.

Among the proposals are plans to allow cycling along Queen Street again, a 20mph zone in part of Cathays and a £800,000 foot and cycle bridge across Cowbridge Road West.

Watch Julian Sykes talk about the cycling consultation

Cardiff Council’s executive member for traffic and transportation, Coun Delme Bowen, said: “Cycling is a really healthy way of getting around and can also be an enjoyable and quick way of travelling. Sustainable Travel City is a vital scheme that involves a number of different components, all working together to keep our city moving and pollution decreasing. It is absolutely essential for our future success and we welcome any feedback from people with an opinion on the cycle network strategy.”

View a slideshow of images from the opening day of the consultation (by Carwyn Jones)

The consultation continues on Thursday 21st October between 10 AM – 7 PM and again on Saturday 23rd October between 10 AM – 5 PM. The cycling survey and all the details are available on the ARK Lab website. The closing date for the survey is 29th October.

The consultation is being held in conjunction with Local Transport Project Ltd who have helped Cardiff Council put together the cycling plans. All feedback from the Queen Street shop sessions will go into the plan and its due to be presented by the Council in mid-November.

What do you think about cycling in Cardiff? Have you taken part in the consultation? Let us know your views in the comments below

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