Following on from the presentation by Lindsey Brown on the Taff Trail Engagement Study we took the opportunity to find out what those attending think our priorities should be for the next year, and, through this to refresh the current Cardiff Cycle City Manifesto.
Rethinking our manifesto in light of recent developments
As many of our manifesto items are being implemented, or have been integrated into the Cycling Strategy, we thought it a good idea to talk about what needs to happen and why.
The following is a list of things that were discussed and deemed important enough to be followed up. There is no particular order to the list; the order of priorities is something that will develop with a wider input from our followers – YOU!
- Integrated Network Map
- Building a network (link residential areas with desirable destinations)
- Linking to neighbouring authorities
- Cycle Parking/Hubs and Hangars and CCTV (Hubs: buses to convey cycles)
- New/moving business outside Cardiff – impact/opportunity for Taff Trail
- Close Pass/Near Misses
- Reporting (information – e.g. 101, taking vehicle numbers etc.)
- Fostering a Cycling Culture
- Policy on temporary events (cycle parking)
- Mandatory training for professional drivers (start with Cardiff Bus)
- In partnership with Sustrans develop a compulsory Code of Practice for contractors when creating temporary diversions and space for cycles and walkers around site works
- Cardiff Council Rolling out 20mph
- Encourage Cardiff Council to give positive cycling messages (eg. drivers please don’t overtake in a 20mph)
- Design-led behaviour desirable
- Potholes, tree roots and bad surfaces put cyclists off and can be dangerous
- Funds for road resurfacing must not come from an active travel budget
- Car-free days
- Cycling in the City Region
Use the comments section below to let us know which one of these areas you find most important, or if you think of anything we’ve neglected to mention.
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