Cardiff will close 14 of its roads to traffic this Sunday as the city plays host to its biggest ever Car Free Day (13 May 2018).
Living Streets Cymru, part of the UK’s charity for everyday walking is taking over an area of the city normally occupied by cars and transforming it into a place for people to walk, socialise and enjoy a cleaner Cardiff.
Cardiff is currently at the air pollution limits set by the World Health Organisation of 10 micrograms per cubic metre, with other towns and cities in Wales already exceeding it. Living Streets Cymru hopes to use Cardiff Car Free Day to raise awareness of how easy it can be to swap everyday journeys by car to walking journeys, and the improvements on offer to air quality when we do.
A variety of free, family-friendly entertainment will be on offer including BMX stunt riders, live music, a skateboard ramp, a climbing wall and a mountain biking track. Children will be tasked with sharing their own ideas for the future by chalking out designs for a city designed around people, not vehicles.
 Port Talbot has exceeded the limits by the most in the UK (18 micrograms per cubic metre), with Swansea (13) and Chepstow (12) following close behind. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43964341