6 comments on Rumney

about 2 months ago

1) Do you agree that the existing walking routes shown (solid red line) are currently suitable for walking?

Yes

Please comment:

Most of the streets are suitable for walking routes

2) Do you agree that the existing cycling routes shown (solid blue line) are currently suitable for cycling?

Yes

Please comment:

3) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking (dashed red line)?

Yes

Please comment:

I agree they are suitable, but as a resident, they are not the routes that I would take as there are more pleasant options with less traffic.

4) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking and cycling (dashed blue line)?

Yes

Please comment:

5) Are there additional routes for walking (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?

Yes

If yes, please provide details below:

I would avoid Wentloog Road when walking to the shops on Newport Road and instead walk up Whitehall Parade from Church Road. If walking for pleasure I'd add in Uplands Road above the Quarry, as you get a good view, plus a loop round the Tredelerch lake. In terms of routes to schools there is a footpath from Trelawney Avenue through to Barmouth Road, giving access from that side, similarly, there is another footpath between Church Road and Wentloog Road which comes out by the crossing opposite Rumney Primary School

6) Are there additional routes for cycling (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?

No

If yes, please provide details below:

7) Do you agree with the proposals in the schedule of schemes for this ward?

Partially

Please comment, including the relevant scheme reference number(s) in your comments:

There's not really much new, these are all routes which are currently in use.

8) Are there any additional schemes you think should be included in the schedule of schemes?

Yes

Please comment, including location information:

The footpath / cycle route on New Road fields, which is on the map gets quite boggy in wet weather, as does the path around Tredelerch lake, it would be fantastic to see some improvements made here.

9) Do you have any other comments on the Draft Active Travel Network Map for Cardiff?

I haven't looked at the entire map.

no one agrees

2 months ago

1) Do you agree that the existing walking routes shown (solid red line) are currently suitable for walking?

No

Please comment:

There are none

2) Do you agree that the existing cycling routes shown (solid blue line) are currently suitable for cycling?

No

Please comment:

There are none

3) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking (dashed red line)?

Partially

Please comment:

4) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking and cycling (dashed blue line)?

Yes

Please comment:

Newport rd bus lane is not cycling suitable

5) Are there additional routes for walking (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?

Yes

If yes, please provide details below:

Rumney trail to Ipswich road The rumney River bridge is too narrow for for cycling and pedestrians to pass safely Newport rd bus lane is not cycling suitable

6) Are there additional routes for cycling (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?

Yes

If yes, please provide details below:

7) Do you agree with the proposals in the schedule of schemes for this ward?

No

Please comment, including the relevant scheme reference number(s) in your comments:

8) Are there any additional schemes you think should be included in the schedule of schemes?

Yes

Please comment, including location information:

9) Do you have any other comments on the Draft Active Travel Network Map for Cardiff?

no one agrees

2 months ago

1) Do you agree that the existing walking routes shown (solid red line) are currently suitable for walking?

No

Please comment:

There aren't any shown! Not even the Wales Coastal Path or the Rumney River path. Most streets on the map have pavements so are already set up for walking.

2) Do you agree that the existing cycling routes shown (solid blue line) are currently suitable for cycling?

No

Please comment:

There aren't any shown! Not even the cycle routes which currently have signage.

3) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking (dashed red line)?

No

Please comment:

The proposals just seem to be an arbitrary selection of existing pavements, a small part of the routes people already walk. Has somehting gone wrong with this document?

4) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking and cycling (dashed blue line)?

Partially

Please comment:

Most are existing roads, so already available for cycling. The section through the quarry park in Rumney passes the children's play area where there are often crowds of toddlers. Sticking to the roads would be safer.

5) Are there additional routes for walking (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?

Yes

If yes, please provide details below:

I don't understand the criteria for including routes on the map. There are many many routes which would be too many to mark, but should be protected. I would expect at least the Rumney River path and Wales Coastal Path to be worth taking into consideration.

6) Are there additional routes for cycling (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?

No

If yes, please provide details below:

7) Do you agree with the proposals in the schedule of schemes for this ward?

No

Please comment, including the relevant scheme reference number(s) in your comments:

Schedule of schemes is too vague for meaningful comment. Scheme C2 mentions "associated junction improvements". I hope this doesn't mean designing junctions so that commuting cyclists have to stop and give way at every little side-street (as on Lloyd George Ave).

8) Are there any additional schemes you think should be included in the schedule of schemes?

No

Please comment, including location information:

9) Do you have any other comments on the Draft Active Travel Network Map for Cardiff?

Plans are too vague for a meaningful consultation. eg "On road and off road improvements" or "Scheme to be developed".

no one agrees

2 months ago

1) Do you agree that the existing walking routes shown (solid red line) are currently suitable for walking?

No

Please comment:

None shown on map

2) Do you agree that the existing cycling routes shown (solid blue line) are currently suitable for cycling?

No

Please comment:

None shown on map

3) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking (dashed red line)?

Partially

Please comment:

Very few shown.

4) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking and cycling (dashed blue line)?

Partially

Please comment:

Some would be perfect if they were designated cycle lanes, but not if they shared the pavement with walkers. The proposed cycle track across the bottom of the 'Quarry Park' (downhill from Uplands rd. is along a narrow path which is well used by walkers, particularly those with young children and dogs - the cycle path would be better along Uplands rd. and down Tredelerch rd. instead.

5) Are there additional routes for walking (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?

Yes

If yes, please provide details below:

There's a proposed walking route that seems to go part way around Barmouth rd. and then stop, also the proposed walking route down Wentloog rd. stops halfway down the road.

6) Are there additional routes for cycling (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?

No

If yes, please provide details below:

7) Do you agree with the proposals in the schedule of schemes for this ward?

Partially

Please comment, including the relevant scheme reference number(s) in your comments:

DLC30 - it isn't clear what 'Measures to support access by active travel' means

8) Are there any additional schemes you think should be included in the schedule of schemes?

Yes

Please comment, including location information:

ATS75 The school safety zone is needed on Wentloog Rd as this is the entrance to the school.

9) Do you have any other comments on the Draft Active Travel Network Map for Cardiff?

no one agrees

2 months ago

1) Do you agree that the existing walking routes shown (solid red line) are currently suitable for walking?

Please comment:

2) Do you agree that the existing cycling routes shown (solid blue line) are currently suitable for cycling?

Please comment:

3) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking (dashed red line)?

Yes

Please comment:

4) Do you agree with the proposed new routes for walking and cycling (dashed blue line)?

Partially

Please comment:

It all depends on how you actually implement the proposals. At the moment, Wentloog Avenue is a death trap for cyclists and without widening the road to create space for cyclists I am not sure this is a cycle friendly route at all. Same goes for the route through Tredelerch Park: not sure any shortcuts through what is currently shrubland between Wentloog Avenue and the park is needed as there is decent access through the gate at the roundabout. Also, the route is via the wooden walkway over the lake: this is a nice route (cyclable at the moment, but the walkway is far too narrow and really not advisable to use during wet conditions as it is very slippery. However, if cycling route through the park means that the silly barriers that are currently in place are removed, then please go ahead. Also Greenway Road would need either widening or a separate cycle path has to be created because this is also currently a highly dangerous road to cycle. The other routses through Rumney make sense and would be very welcome.

5) Are there additional routes for walking (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?

Yes

If yes, please provide details below:

Erm, yes - one can walk on pavements (that are in a shocking state, it needs to be said) throughout Rumney, so the question does not make much sense.

6) Are there additional routes for cycling (existing or proposed) that you think should be shown on the map?

Yes

If yes, please provide details below:

The question is slightly irritating because it seems to assume that one can only cycle if there is a cycle path which is total nonsense. The long-talked about 20mph speed limit acros Cardiff would make cyclists life better and also longer (though this needs enforcement as there is anarchy on the roads of Cardiff). Rumney is quiet enough to make it a nice area for cyclisyts and walkers alike, the problem is only that there are too many barriers at the moment: pavements are in ashocking state throughout and the hight of some curbs makes it difficult for cyclists to make use of routes that cars cannot currently use.

7) Do you agree with the proposals in the schedule of schemes for this ward?

Partially

Please comment, including the relevant scheme reference number(s) in your comments:

I would have expected some dates to come with a 'schedule' -- we have been told for what feels like decades that new cycling infrastrcuture would be build (together with the Cardiff Metro).

8) Are there any additional schemes you think should be included in the schedule of schemes?

Yes

Please comment, including location information:

It does not make any sense that you have train tracks runnin g through Rumney but you have to either go to Cardiff or to Newport to get on a train: build a local train network (aka Cardiff Metro)

9) Do you have any other comments on the Draft Active Travel Network Map for Cardiff?

I don't care about the map, I want to see real cycling infrastructure

no one agrees