"If we are to accommodate Cardiff’s future growth – and ease congestion – then we need to change the way we think about travelling around the city. Our target is for over 50% of journeys to be made by bike, on foot, or by public transport by 2026."
- Councillor Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning & Transport, Cardiff Council
Our new Bike Life report published today, details women’s travel habits, views and attitudes towards cycling across the seven Bike Life cities. It clearly shows there is an appetite from women to start cycling or cycle more but significant barriers to overcome.
'Women: reducing the gender gap' adds new evidence to existing research that shows we need to do more to address women’s needs and help make cycling more inclusive in cities across the UK.
Ely River Bridge, Cowbridge Road West
A new bridge for cyclists and pedestrians was installed in May 2017 on Cowbridge Road West, over the River Ely. The bridge links with a major residential development on the site of a former large paper mill.
The bridge opens up the opportunity to better connect the suburbs of Ely and Caerau with the city centre.
Simone Lanfredini, Postdoctoral Researcher, Cardiff University
"I’m a post doc researcher studying cancer cells at Cardiff University, but I was born and lived in Turin. In both Turin and Cardiff I always prefer to get to work and hobbies by bike. I would like to see improvements to the cycle paths heading into the city, and advances in tackling the levels of bike theft in Cardiff.
"Better cycling provision would definitely increase the amount i'd ride my bike instead of taking the car."