Plans for more cycling routes in the Grangetown area and across the city are being showcased at a public consultation event at Grangetown Hub on Tuesday (6pm-7pm).
The proposed route map for cyclists and pedestrians will be on show, with a chance for people to give their views to Cardiff Council officials.
The aim is to get at least half of daily journeys to be made by cycling, walking or public transport within the next four years and for that to rise to 60% by 2026.
It comes with growing frustration with traffic congestion in the city, with a major headache ahead as Cardiff is forecast to be one of the UK’s fastest growing cities over the next 20 years and with no imminent signs of the south Wales Metro starting.
The Greener Grangetown work on the Taff Embankment already aims to make improvements along the Taff Trail route for cyclists. The proposals include traffic calming and crossing improvements and also what appears to be the previously-mooted new cycling/pedestrian bridge over the Taff to link up with the planned enterprise zone and Dumballs Road developments.
At the moment, only 9.2% cycle to work in Cardiff but it is estimated most people are within a 20 minute commuting distance by bike. The council wants to double the numbers on two wheels. At the moment, only 9.2% cycle to work in Cardiff but it is estimated most people are within a 20 minute commuting distance by bike. The council wants to double the numbers on two wheels.
Councillor Ramesh Patel, cabinet member for traffic, transport and sustainability, said: “There is no doubt that are too many cars on our roads and plans have to be put in place to encourage people to leave their cars at home.
“We have to ensure that alternatives to the private car are attractive and viable for everyone.”
The council is after views on its plans and how they link up with existing cycle routes and lanes.
“Those who already cycle in the city will be well placed to give their feedback. However, we are very keen to hear from people who don’t currently cycle as encouraging more people to take up cycling is a key objective of this strategy,” said Mr Patel.