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Cardiff’s cycleway expansion works set for Cathays Terrace

Credit: Cardiff Council

Works to extend a key Cardiff cycleway, which will run from Cathays to the Heath Hospital, are due to begin on Monday, September 13.

Cycleway 1 will be extended from St Andrew’s Crescent and Senghennydd Road along Cathays Terrace, in the second phase of works to deliver a strategic cycleway on one of the city’s main commuter routes.

The route will link some of the most densely populated areas in Wales with the city centre and some of the city’s busiest destinations, Cardiff University, Sherman Theatre, Cathays train station and the UHW site and several shopping areas. The route also passes several primary schools and a public library.

Enabling works will start on Cathays Terrace on Monday, September 13th, and will continue through the autumn of 2022. When fully completed this new, two-way, segregated cycleway will extend the existing route on St Andrew’s Crescent and Senghennydd Road up to the University Hospital of Wales, via Whitchurch Road, Allensbank Road and King George V Drive.

The planned works follow a public consultation with residents. Local councillors and residents living on Cathays Terrace have been informed and replacement parking will be provided for permit holders on nearby side streets while the works take place.

As well as the two-way cycleway, this scheme will deliver a range of improvements to the public realm including:

  • New sustainable drainage (SuDs) using rain gardens and tree pits;
  •  Improved facilities for pedestrians – using a continuous footway across side roads, with improved toucan and zebra crossings;
  • Installation of a tabled junction and build-outs at the junction of Clodien Avenue and Soberton Avenue;
  • New parking arrangements to enhance resident parking arrangements, restrict commuter parking, increase short-stay parking options; and,
  • The resurfacing of the entire carriageway and footways along the route.

Cycleway 1 is one of five strategic cycleways which will be built in Cardiff. A city centre loop will be installed along with cycleways toSt Mellons, Cardiff Bay, Ely, Caerau and new development in north west Cardiff.