The City of Cardiff Council’s Local Transport Plan is based on prioritising walking, cycling and public transport, so that everyone – including car-users – can get about easily and conveniently. This is how we have planned Plasdŵr from the outset.

So, while cars will naturally have their place here, Plasdŵr will have a carefully planned hierarchy of roads, paths and cycleways as well as high quality bus services so that residents will be able to walk, cycle and use public transport as well as their cars, cutting journey times and maximising convenience.

For cyclists, the proposals include the introduction of three new super cycleways through the site, connecting to the Taff Trail and the Ely Trail. There will also be buses running up to every five minutes serving the proposed development, and people will be able to connect between buses, between bus and train, and bus and bicycle.

We have a comprehensive set of Movement Objectives for Plasdŵr:

  • Dedicated cycle routes
  • School cycling trains and scoot-to-school strategies
  • Clear and attractive pedestrian and cycling routes
  • Cycle hire and car clubs
  • Future allowance for Rapid Transit System
  • Bus gates and bus priority
  • Bus has clear and visible advantage over other vehicle movements
  • Direct, walkable distances to bus stops
  • Design to change the character of Llantrisant Road and break down this route as an existing barrier
  • Green setting at key signal controlled junctions to give priority to the non-motorised user
  • Direct, walkable distances to facilities
  • Footpaths and cyclepaths to be continuous cross junctions without breaks to give priority to the pedestrian or cyclist
  • Development areas designed to put the pedestrian and cyclist first
  • Accessible local education and facilities
  • Street design that creates driver awareness
  • Appropriate parking standards