Cardiff’s £1bn Transport Vision – 7 Measures to Cut Congestion and Improve Air Quality

A game-changing £1bn transport vision designed to cut congestion and improve air quality in Cardiff was recently revealed by the Labour leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas.

Speaking recently at the Welsh Government Conference on Active Travel, Cllr Huw Thomas set out a vision for a greener, more sustainable Cardiff, a vision which would transform the way people move around our city by 2030.

The measures in the £1bn vision include:

✅ Cardiff Cross Rail – a new light rail/tram line from east to west connecting major population centres and new suburbs in the west with Cardiff Central

✅ Cardiff Circle Line – a joined up complete orbital light rail/tram line linking large residential areas to the transport network

✅ A new park and ride at junction 32 of the M4 connected to the Circle Line

✅ A new Rapid Bus Transport Network using green and electric vehicles

✅ New, safe cycleways and walking routes linked to bus, rail and tram networks

✅ An integrated ticketing system allowing the user to move seamlessly from one transport mode to another.

✅ Making Cardiff a 20mph city

Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport, Cllr Caro Wild said that Labour in Cardiff Council will now look forward to continuing to work with Welsh Government and other partners to make this game-changing investment in the city’s transport network a reality.

For further information on how the vision will be shaped, see https://bit.ly/2NTPIDM .



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