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8 months ago

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

Partially

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

No

Please comment:

N/A

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

Yes

Please comment:

More please

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

Yes

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

Yes

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

I love the Red Route. Please bring forward plans for the bidirectional route on Albany Road. It's going to transform the road for the better. I would like to see it, and additional space for pedestrians, take as much space from motor traffic as possible. If it can be extended the entire length of Albany Road and then all the way down Richmond Road too, it would make a huge difference.

8 months ago

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

Partially

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

No

Please comment:

N/A

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:

I can't find what plans their are for around Roath Park. There should be segregated cycle infrastructure all the way round. It could be achieved by having a single lane, one way, for motor traffic. It would make the park much more pleasant too.

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

Yes

Please comment, including location information:

Yes, one way motor traffic around Roath Park to make space for segregated cycle infrastructure.

8 months ago

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

Partially

Please comment:

Trafalgar Rd junction with Albany Rd - the pavement is often deep underwater after rain. Claude Pl junction with Albany Rd - there is often a large puddle on the Claude Street blister paving outside the Chinese takeaway. Arabella St route is not connected to Donald Street/Plasnewydd Road crossing of Albany Road. This is a good crossing and should be better connected to the walking network. Arabella St - dropped kerbs on East side only. They should be on both sides and there should be dropped kerbs to allow the route to be approached from the West (ie, at Moy Rd, Dalcross St and T'yn-y-coed Place junctions) Arabella St onto Kelvin St - the map implies a continuous route, but there are no dropped kerbs at this junction. Build outs would make for a safer crossing.

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

No

Please comment:

N/A

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

No

Please comment:

The eastern half is neglected in these plans. There are important journey generators on Newport Rd including Roathwell Surgery, the Deaf Hub, care homes, the new WWHA flats for over 55s, Cardiff Mind and Cadwyn which are not catered for. In addition, leaving these unconnected to the wider network raises significant equalities problems. At the very least, the controlled crossing of Newport Rd at Oakfield St should be connected to the wider network. There are also neglected trip generators west of Newport Road: nurseries on Oakfield/Snipe St and the Mosque on Arran Pl. There is a big discontinuity in the network at the southern end of City Rd. Can Glossop Rd and City Rd be joined up? The Glossop Rd & City Rd/Newport Rd Junction had a lot of improvements a few years ago. Did that not bring it up to Active Travel standards for walking? I would like to see continuous footways at Pearson St, Talworth St, Byron St, Shakespeare St, Vere St and Oxford Ln.

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

No

Please comment:

The eastern half is neglected for cycling too. There are important journey generators on Newport Rd including Roathwell Surgery, the Deaf Hub, care homes, the new WWHA flats for over 55s, Cardiff Mind and Cadwyn which are not catered for. In addition, leaving these unconnected to the wider network raises significant equalities problems. There should be a route added between Elm St and Cycleway 2 at Clifton St and between Oakfield St and Cycleway 2 at the controlled crossing and along Stacey Road. There are also neglected trip generators west of Newport Road: nurseries on Oakfield/Snipe St and the Mosque on Arran Pl. There should be a much clearer permitted route for bicycles from Arran Pl onto Arran St – Cardiff Council are good at installing these little strips over dead ends for cars. Can we have here too please?

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:

The eastern half is neglected in these plans. There are important journey generators on Newport Rd including Roathwell Surgery, the Deaf Hub, care homes, the new WWHA flats for over 55s, Cardiff Mind and Cadwyn which are not catered for. In addition, leaving these unconnected to the wider network raises significant equalities problems. At the very least, the controlled crossing of Newport Rd at Oakfield St should be connected to the wider network. There are also neglected trip generators west of Newport Road: nurseries on Oakfield/Snipe St and the Mosque on Arran Pl. There is a big discontinuity in the network at the southern end of City Rd. Can Glossop Rd and City Rd be joined up? The Glossop Rd & City Rd/Newport Rd Junction had a lot of improvements a few years ago. Did that not bring it up to Active Travel standards for walking? I would like to see continuous footways at Pearson St, Talworth St, Byron St, Shakespeare St, Vere St and Oxford Ln.

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 eastern half is neglected for cycling too. There are important journey generators on Newport Rd including Roathwell Surgery, the Deaf Hub, care homes, the new WWHA flats for over 55s, Cardiff Mind and Cadwyn which are not catered for. In addition, leaving these unconnected to the wider network raises significant equalities problems. There should be a route added between Elm St and Cycleway 2 at Clifton St and between Oakfield St and Cycleway 2 at the controlled crossing and along Stacey Road. There are also neglected trip generators west of Newport Road: nurseries on Oakfield/Snipe St and the Mosque on Arran Pl. There should be a much clearer permitted route for bicycles from Arran Pl onto Arran St – Cardiff Council are good at installing these little strips over dead ends for cars. Can we have here too please?

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

Yes

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

The 2020 Active Travel guidance seems to say that technical drawings are not needed (8.2.8), but the level of detail in the Schedule of Schemes is too low to make a reasonable judgement about whether the proposals in the schedule of schemes are appropriate for developing the proposed routes. The proposals listed in the schedule are vague, e.g.:“Measures to support access by active travel” and “On road and off road measures.” Lowther Road is on the map but I can’t find an associate scheme. It needs a DE203 to feel safe. Northcote St is on the map but I can’t find an associated scheme. There should be filtered permeability at the west end of the Street. It would make space for some protected cycling infrastructure including a protected turn for Lowther Rd and an island bus stop (DE 502). Claude Place/Blenheim Rd is on the map but I can’t find an associated scheme. The current signage indicates cyclists should use the uncontrolled pedestrian crossing. This will need to be changed to comply with Active Travel guidance. C2 – I am in favour. There should be links into a wider network at City Rd/Glossop Rd, Elm St/Clifton St and Oakfield St. ATS2 – I am in favour of the School Street. I would like to see a high level of filtered permeability on Plasnewydd Rd and Strathnairn St along with measures to lengthen the Red Route along Albany Rd and make it permanent. ATS74 – I am in favour of the School Safety Zone. The geometry of Pen -Y-Wain Rd is sufficient for a bi-directional cycle track tied into the wider network. I would like to filtered permeability here and on streets in the surrounding area to lower speeds and prevent rat running. ATS96 – I haven’t seen the completed School Street. I would like to see Southey Street tied in to the wider cycling network better. C2 at the front will be good, but if C2 does not connect with routes along City Rd and Elm St, the connectedness from this School to the rest of Plasnewydd will be poor. HS 1 - I am in favour of measures to re-use road space as public space and support active travel. There is a huge opportunity in Plasnewydd for a Low Traffic Neighbourhood. It would be in the area bounded by Albany Rd, Newport Rd and City Rd. Some creative use of filtered permeability and one-waying could hugely reduce traffic speeds and volumes. Elm St and Crofts St are often used as cut throughs by drivers looking to avoid the City Rd/Glossop Rd lights. A bollard at Crofts St/Cyfarthfa St, and one at Plasnewydd Rd/Cyfarthfa St would prevent any through motor traffic. Pedestrianising Claude Pl from Connaught Rd to Albany Rd would produce some pleasant outside space and help cut off use of Oakfield St as a rat run. As would a bollard on Claude Rd at the junction with Albany Rd. You could do an LTN in the north of Plasnewydd too between Mackintosh Pl, Ninian Rd, Wellfield Rd and Albany Rd.

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

Yes

Please comment, including location information:

As above.

8 months ago

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

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

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

No

Please comment:

It’s a bad idea to put cycle routes through the residential streets of Alfred Street & Inverness Place. These streets are too narrow and with the recent changes to Welfield Road have already increased traffic along them. By potentially adding a a cycle route & a walking route only Angus & Diana Street will be left as car only and will become rat runs for vehicles wishing to avoid Welfield Road

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

No

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

No

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

No

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

No

8 months ago

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

Partially

Please comment:

Arabella is fine to walk up.

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 solid blue lines

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

Partially

Please comment:

Yes but walking routes need to be protected. A lot of cars park on double yellow lines or on top of the pavement next to the double yellow lines. Pedestrians often have to step out into the road, especially up Mackintosh Place.

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

Yes

Please comment:

Wellfield road cycleway needs to be connected up with the cycleway on Newport Road as quickly as possible. A segregated cycleway running from Wellfield Road down Albany Road and Richmond Road, leading onto Newport Road will evenetually mean that the Heath Hospital will be connected to Cardiff Bay on dedicated cycleway. This needs to be done quickly however before significant backlash against the Wellfield Road cycleway - which is a great bike lane but is waiting to be connected up to other routes

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 are no dedicated cycle or walk ways in south east Plasnewydd. There may be a good reason for this but if not, I'd like to see some dedicated work joining east Newport Road and south east Plasnewydd to the rest of Plasnewydd.

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:

Not really but I think the speed of the rollout for the proposed cycleways is very important. I support all the cycleways currently in Cardiff but we will struggle with modal shift unless the cycleways are introduced at a much quicker pace and within a collapsed time frame. People not confident with cycling on roads need to see the cycleways join up to encourage them to try it out.

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'm unsure what the practical differences between a cycleway, an inner radial route and a connector route is. As long as there are dedicated cycle paths, separate from cars and pedestrians, then I will be supportive.

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

No

Please comment, including location information:

City Road is a long straight road with regular speeding from vehicles - far exceeding 30MPH. It is a scary road to cycle down, especially with the recent injuries and deaths on City Road caused by vehicles colliding with pedestrians and cyclists either at the junction joining onto Crwys Road or on City Road itself. A dedicated cycle path would encourage cyclists to use City Road, especially for shopping. If this is not possible, traffic calming measures need to be introduced to City Road. The pace of the rollout is essential. People don't understand why Wellfield road has a bike lane when nothing connects onto it from Albany Road. The speed of rolling out the Albany Road, Richmond Road and Crwys Road cycle lanes should all be delivered in a similar time frame.

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

People won't cycle into town if they are worried about their bike being stolen. My front wheel from my bike was stolen last month in Plasnewydd. The city centre (Cathays) and surrounding areas (Plasnewydd) need better places to lock bikes. Sheffield stands / CCTV / bikes storage facilities / parking lockers in the city centre - even if they need to be paid for by the individual.