A new, segregated, ‘pop-up’ cycleway, running from Cathedral Road to Dumfries Place, has opened to users today (Monday 15th March).
The new route is part of the cross-city cycleway. Ongoing works will soon see it extended to the end of Wellington Street, to the west of the city, and to the junction with Broadway on Newport Road, to the east.
The new ‘pop-up’ cycleway is built using bolt-down rubber kerb and traffic wands which separate cyclists from other road users. When the permanent scheme is implemented, it will see the entire road redesigned using permanent kerbs to separate the cycleway. Pavements will also be widened for pedestrians.
This new route uses separate traffic signals at each of the junctions for cyclists to use. Motorists and pedestrians will follow different traffic lights. Council staff will be on-street to assist the public when the cycleway opens, while all road users become familiar with the new road layout and arrangements.
This cross-city route will provide key connections to other cycleways in the city, including:
- The recently opened cycleway from Cowbridge Road East to Western Avenue via Sophia Gardens.
- The current cycleway between Stuttgart Strasse & Cathays Terrace, via St Andrews Crescent, St Andrews Place and Senghennydd Road.
- The Taff Trail connecting both the north and south of the city along the river.
Other pop-up cycleways which are currently being worked on, or consulted on, include:
- The cross-city south route – connecting Lloyd George Avenue with Herbert Street and Tyndall Street.
- The Albany Road cycleway connecting the existing cycleway on Wellfield Road, which in time could connect Richmond Road to meet the cross-city route on Newport Road.