Building on Cardiff's first separated cycleway is due to get underway on Senghennydd Road.

Work begins on the project on March 18. It's the first phase of five proposed separated cycleways in Cardiff.

Building on the cycleway will start on Senghennydd Road. Credit: Google Maps
An example design of the cycleway on Senghennydd Road Credit: Cardiff Council

The five proposed cycleways could make up 13 kilometres of designated cycling space in the city, with routes running through the following nine wards:

  • St Andrew's Crescent through to Heath High Level

  • Dumfries Place to Broadway in Splott

  • Cardiff Bay to Smart Way

  • Sophia Gardens through to Llandaff Village

  • City Centre through to Ely Bridge

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Cardiff Council has also pledged provision for cycling in the city centre. Routes have been proposed for Central Square, Westgate Street, Castle Street, Boulevard de Nantes, Stuttgarter Strass, Dumphries Place, Station Terrace and Churchill Way.

Cllr Caro Wild said: "We want to make Cardiff the best cycling city in the UK".

A planned design for Cardiff's new cycleways. Credit: Cardiff Council

We want to make Cardiff the best cycling city in the UK and our long term vision is to extend the cycleways further into different communities. In the main, the new routes will be separated from other traffic on the road, making cycling safer, faster and a more comfortable experience which will make cycling a more attractive option for both residents and visitors. Safety is a primary concern for those considering whether to cycle, especially for women or children, a fact that has been recently identified in a recent Sustrans report.

Cllr Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport

Cllr Wild added: "We are focusing on improving the infrastructure and we believe that the number of people who choose to cycle in the city will significantly increase when the cycleways have been built".

Public consultation has started on the first phase of route three - re-modelling the existing cycle path and footway on Lloyd George Avenue.

Each route will undergo a public consultation prior to the final designs being confirmed and building getting underway.

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