Living Streets wants Cardiff to be healthier, cleaner and less congested - by making walking safer, more pleasant and the easiest option for short journeys we can make change happen.
In summer 2018, Living Streets responded to Cardiff Council's green paper on the future of transport in our city. Our response is below.
Cardiff Council Goal: The Metro forms the heart of a fully integrated public transport network that is modern, clean, efficient and affordable.
Living Streets response
Ideas: Living Streets believes walking and active travel must be promoted and integrated within the metro plans. Almost all public transport journeys involve one or more walking stages. It is important therefore to plan for ‘door-to-door’ journeys that make the Metro both accessible and attractive to people on foot.
Walking should be the easiest and best option to connect people from these transport services to where they want to go within the city. Good signage of walking routes must be part of a fully integrated public transport network.
Living Streets now wants to see leadership and an action plan to turn the commitments into reality.
After a generation of decline in the number of children walking to primary school (from 70% to 47%), Living Streets is now urging the new Labour Council Leader to support making their pledge to “invest in safer routes to our schools and ensure every school has an active travel plan for cycling and walking.”
Other commitments by the Labour Party in its manifesto for the city include; making Cardiff a "great active travel city", encouraging more cycling and walking, rolling out more 20mph zones across the city and to work towards making Cardiff a United Nations ‘Child Friendly City’. Living Streets now wants to see action to turn these commitments into reality.
Living Streets is calling on the new leaders in our major UK cities to make their cities healthier, cleaner and less congested.