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1) Do you agree that the existing walking routes shown (solid red line) are currently suitable for walking?
I don't understand why the existing walking routes which are off-road, for instance within Llanishen Park, behind the houses to the west of Fishguard Road, and around the reservoirs, are not shown as "existing walking routes" . They are all important to the people who use them for the everyday journeys within the community of Llanishen and in linking to communities in neighbouring wards.
2) Do you agree that the existing cycling routes shown (solid blue line) are currently suitable for cycling?
Personally, I think the point of promoting cycling as a sustainable means of making everyday journeys is to replace journeys by car. This means that cycleways should primarily consist of properly signed and designed roadway. I do not think that directing cyclists on to shared pathways with pedestrians is safe and sustainable, either for pedestrians or for cyclists.
3) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking (dashed red line)?
I don't really understand the rationale behind promoting these particular routes. Also, if work is being undertaken to improve Templeton Avenue as a walking route, why isn't the footpath for pedestrians which links it via Gilwern Crescent and Llanon Road to the walking route that lies between Llanishen and Thornhill and is the direct route for pedestrians walking from Llanishen to Sainsburys?
4) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking and cycling (dashed blue line)?
The walking and cycling route link over the railway at Ty Glas, from Parc Ty Glas to Maes y Coed Road, needs to be included I do not understand why the section of Heol Hir which lies south of Excalibur Drive down to the junction with Templeton Avenue has been omitted. This is a section which is quite unpleasant and also dangerous for pedestrians, as they are forced to cross the road, due to a lack of pavement, in at least two places. Cyclists making a journey directly north or south also need to use this section of road, so their needs have to be addressed.
5) Are there additional routes for walking (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?
If yes, please provide details below:
See above, for my comments about the omission of many off-road paths which are both essential and well-used by pedestrians in Llanishen for their everyday journeys. Also, see above for my comment on the omission of a section of Heol Hir, where the needs of both pedestrians and cyclists need to be addressed. Also, see above for my comment on addressing the link between the proposed walking route along Templeton Avenue and the pedestrian route which goes north from it, via Gilwern Crescent and Llanon Road, to Sainsburys, for residents of Llanishen.
6) Are there additional routes for cycling (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?
(1) For cyclists heading east, the route along the southern and eastern arms of Parc Ty Glas is safer that the one on the west, which has heavy traffic turning into and out of the Retail Park car park.(2) the link over the railway at Ty Glas, from Parc Ty Glas to Maes y Coed Road, needs to be included
7) Do you agree with the proposals in the schedule of schemes for this ward?
Please comment, including the relevant scheme reference number(s) in your comments:
See my comments about the need for additional mapping of the existing walking routes. Also my comments about omissions, for both the propose walking and cycling routes.
8) Are there any additional schemes you think should be included in the schedule of schemes?
Please comment, including location information:
See above for my comments about omissions.
9) Do you have any other comments on the Draft Active Travel Network Map for Cardiff?
It is useful to have the opportunity to comment, thank you.
It seems to me that Cardiff Council has much more work to do in order to map and to understand the extent to which people already use footpaths and road to walk and cycle as part of the everyday journeys.
But very few shown
Needs to be clear segregation of cyclists and walkers.
Lisvane Road, Station Road and Fidlas Road are narrow, very heavily used by traffic and dangerous for cyclists. Bike lanes would need to have some sort of physical separation from traffic. The proposed developments at Llanishen reservoir and the new housing development between Lisvane and Pontprennau will add greatly to the traffic on these roads.
Cycle routes should be included on Excalibur drive and the whole length of Heol Hir.
Many of the proposed routes will need resurfacing if to be used as cycle routes. There are many potholes and poorly repaired potholes in this area which make cycling dangerous. Especially for commuter foldable bikes with small wheels.
Cycle routes should be included on Excalibar drive and the whole length of Heol Hir.
Cycle lanes that are segregated from traffic are essential. Most of the current cycle lanes in Cardiff are worse than useless. Lets have more like the ones for a stretch of Maes-y-coed Road and Senghenydd Road in Cathays.
Hi you show a route down the Rise, West Rise and through what is currently a no cycling pathway to toRheidol close. we think this is an extremely unhelpful proposal. This is a sharp, residential hill, with children living an playing here. The tree filled roundabout on west Rise obstructs vision. We already have a small number of cyclists using this route and it is frighteningly dangerous. They achieve great speed and behave with total disregard for other users. Children playing a cycling, cars and people moving around, they swing down past the retiree and into whatever is below, then they. Swing into a walking alley way, which. Is currently no cycling and is very narrow, people with proms and wheelchairs and small children are forced to press against the side as it goes around a blind bend. You will need to do significantly more safety improvements if 5ere are to be more cyclists here. If you have two way cyclists it is frankly dangerous. The bollards you added only two months ago add some slowing to make it safe for children going to and from school, but frankly it is too small to cope with increased cycle traffic.
The proposed cycle path through the rhyd y Penau woods is not something I would use at night coming home and going to work in winter. It will be too isolated as a woman to use.
They are fine as they are, very natural
Personally don’t think cyclists should go through this park. The council should be improving other cycle lanes. The Taft trail is now dangerous for walkers due to irresponsible cyclists. A pregnant woman was knocked off her feet last month by one.
Walkers are being discriminated by reducing their paths and increasing the cycle routes
As said above, the council should invest in decent , safe, consistent cycle lanes throughout the city, not just useless painted, small lanes on roads which as as much use as a chocolate tea pot!