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New segregated cycle lane planned along entire length of Cardiff’s Newport Road

29 Jan 2022 2 minutes Read
Cycleway, Newport Road Cardiff, image by Nation Cymru

Alex Seabrook, local democracy reporter

A new segregated cycle lane is planned along the entire length of Cardiff’s Newport Road to the city’s boundary.

The route would then link up with a proposed segregated cycle route along the A48 into the centre of Newport.

A pop-up cycleway built along part of the Newport Road near the city centre has now finally opened, after facing a year-long delay due to supply chain shortages and safety issues.

This section runs until the junction with Broadway in Adamsdown but could eventually take cyclists from Cardiff’s city centre all the way to central Newport.

Cardiff council is exploring options for the design of the route and will consult the public on options later this year. The route also would connect to St Mellons Business Park and the planned Cardiff Parkway train station, running down Cypress Drive.

It’s unclear if the route would run exactly along Newport Road, or on nearby streets in some sections such as Broadway following the “Newport Road corridor”.

Permanent

Details of the plans were revealed in an answer to a written question to Councillor Caro Wild, cabinet member for transport and strategic planning, at a full council meeting on January 27.

The answer said: “The council is seeking to provide a permanent segregated cycle route along the entire length of the Newport Road corridor to the city’s boundary with Newport.

“The route would connect to a future segregated cycle lane that is planned along the A48 within the neighbouring Newport local authority area, that would extend into west and central Newport.”

The other pop-up cycleway the council is building, along Tyndall Street, has also faced delays but is now due to open in February.

Elsewhere, environmentally sensitive lighting is due to be installed soon along the cycle route through Sophia Gardens and along Pontcanna Fields. An extension to this route is also being designed, to run past Cardiff Metropolitan University and to the old BBC building.

The Cardiff to Newport route could eventually be extended to Barry as well, and form part of the unfinished and patchy National Cycle Route 88, which runs from central Newport through the Gwent Levels, but stops at the boundary with Cardiff near St Mellons Business Park.


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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
3 months ago

I am going to count every penny spent on beautifying Cardiff from now on…

max wallis
max wallis
3 months ago

They have already engaged consultants on bits of the route at Llandough and Biglis. Rather than discuss options with the public, they are copying the trick of building new strategic roads section be section.

Sean K
Sean K
3 months ago

Great idea. Newport Road had become quite a no-go area for cyclists, with all the new filter lanes.

Colinjohn
Colinjohn
3 months ago

So, more expense for cycle lanes, of which the current ones are hardly used and with the new Highway Codes stating that cyclist DON’T have to use them! I’m all for safety on the roads but it’s a shame that some cyclists DONT abide by the rules of the road and for their own safety USE THE CYCLE LANES PROVIDED!

MIKE
MIKE
3 months ago

Good news, good to see some forward thinking people in Cardiff council.

Coupled with the great changes to the Highway Code recently and things are looking up and our car obsessive society will be a thing of the past with luck.

The future may be bright and we will be able to breath – hallelujah

Dan
Dan
3 months ago

Another reason not to go to Cardiff then.

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