First ‘Cycleway’ to be built in Cardiff

The first separated cycleway will start to be built on Senghennydd Road from today ( March 18th).

This will be the first phase of five proposed separated cycleways in Cardiff, as part of the Council’s commitment to improving cycling infrastructure in the Welsh Capital.

The five proposed cycleways, in the first phase, could make up 13 kilometres of designated cycling space which would run through nine areas on the following routes:

  • St Andrew’s Crescent through to Heath High Level
  • Dumfries Place to Broadway in Adamsdown
  • Cardiff Bay to Smart Way
  • Sophia Gardens through to Llandaff Village
  • City Centre through to Ely Bridge.

Provision for cycling through dedicated cycleways will also be delivered in the city centre. This includes schemes which are being proposed for Central Square; Westgate Street; Castle Street; Boulevard de Nantes; Stuttgarter Strass; Dumfries Place; Station Terrace and Churchill Way.

Following public consultation in April 2018, the first phase of the first route will run from the top of Senghennydd Road by the Woodville Pub, down past the University Union and the Sherman Theatre, onto St Andrew’s Place before turning left onto St Andrew’s Crescent. This work is estimated to be completed by October 2019.

Amendments to the scheme have been made following the public consultation and this work will also include re-surfacing the carriageway for motor vehicles, as well as making improvements to the pavements.

Each route will undergo a detailed public consultation and feedback will be assessed and considered as part of the detailed design work prior to the route being built.

In 2020, Cardiff council will review its current active travel plans to give people the chance to suggest locations for more cycleways.

For more information on Cycleways, please visit: https://bit.ly/2JnRgDQ