Improving Cycling using Commonplace

How to have your say on cycling in our city

2021 will be another important year for cycling in Cardiff.  By the end of December, the council has to submit its plans for an improved walking and cycling network to Welsh Government. 

A key first step in drawing up those plans is the launch of a new online mapping system: Commonplace.  The system allows you to put a virtual pin in an online map of the city to show where you think there is an issue and then add a comment about what needs to be done.

You can express your views on anything from the need for a new protected cycleway to a suggestion for new bike parking stands. You can also “like” comments made by other people.

Many people have already used the system, but, in our view, nowhere near enough! So we thought we should encourage our supporters to get involved.


Join us for an online Commonplace event

Next week we will be holding an online meeting looking at how best to use the new Commonplace mapping system to improve cycling in Cardiff.

We also think it’s important that everybody understands how this part of the process will contribute to the drawing up of the council’s plans for developing cycle routes over the next fifteen years.  

The event will be on Monday 18 January at 6pm via Zoom. There is a limit of sixty places, so please sign up ASAP.  Tickets are available from Eventbrite by clicking HERE.  The link to the meeting will be emailed to everyone who has booked a ticket on Eventbrite, shortly before the event. 

We’ll have a senior Cardiff Council active travel officer on hand to explain the system and answer your questions. During the event you will be able to type in your questions using Zoom Chat, and we will try to get answers for as many as possible.

You can access Cardiff Commonplace here.  Please be aware that the deadline for using the system to make comments is 29 January 2021

For more information we’ve put together this handy public information film:

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