Consultation launched for a new cycleway in Cardiff
Alex Seabrook, local democracy reporter
A new cycleway section is being planned opposite two schools in Canton in Cardiff.
Cardiff council has begun consulting on the latest part of its major upgrade to cycling infrastructure in the city.
Five cycleways are being built across the city, with segregated lanes separating cyclists from pedestrians and drivers.
Cycleway 5.3 would run along Lawrenny Avenue, past Ysgol Pwll Coch and the new Fitzalan High School. Most of the cycleway would be on the opposite side of the road to the schools.
A future connection “to be investigated” on Leckwith Road would link the Lawrenny Avenue section with the recently finished pop-up cycleway on Wellington Street. This connection would also run past Cardiff City Stadium.
The consultation document states: “The Lawrenny Avenue section has been prioritised to ensure it will be in place for the opening of the new school, with improved crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.
“Combined with plenty of secure cycle shelter spaces on-site, and improved bus facilities, these measures will encourage more active and sustainable travel and improve the environment around the school.”
The consultation runs until September 24. People interested can find out more details on the council’s website.
Recently the council approved work to begin on another cycleway running through Cathays. Cycleway 1.2 will run from Cardiff University to the Heath Hospital.
The mile-long Cycleway 1.2 section will cost £6 million to build, including upgrades to highway resurfacing, new paving, new bus shelters, new pedestrian crossings and more.
Earlier this year the council also consulted on Cycleway 4.2, running from Western Avenue to Llandaff Village.
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