Sending a message to the fuel tax protestors. Photo: Lindsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth
An efficient transport system is vital to how Cardiff functions. People have to travel to work, to shop, to school and to other facilities. Businesses have to transport goods and be accessible to customers.
Traffic congestion caused by cars happens every day during the morning and evening peak times in Cardiff and it is is getting worse. Traffic is a major source of local air pollution and is a major contributor to climate change.
Cardiff County Council and the Welsh Assembly Government need to take measures to reduce traffic levels by encouraging people to switch whenever possible to walking, cycling, train or bus. They can also reduce the need to travel by making good planning decisions.
These improvements could be funded by introducing a congestion charge in Cardiff.
The Government plans to expand UK airports which will create huge environmental problems from noise and climate change.