traffic

Bute Park winter opening extended

 cyclist and walkers on the Millenium Bridge, Bute Park

Cyclists and walkers using Bute Park. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Cardiff Council have announced that they will keep Bute Park open until 7pm during October, November and December to allow commuters to walk and cycle through the park.

Air quality in Cardiff worse

Traffic at junction of Newport Road and City Road, Cardiff

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Cardiff Council is about to declare a third Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) at Stephenson Court, close to the Newport Road and City Road junction.

Pollution caused by traffic in this area is higher than the legal maximum. There are four main causes for this:

Traffic and communities

Cyclists wearing swiming gear beside the River Ely

Local group members try to cross the River Ely

Traffic and communities

Increased traffic change the whole character of a neighbourhood for the worse. Heavy traffic is noisy, dirty and intrusive. It carves up neighbourhoods and creates fear and isolation. As traffic levels rise there is a downward spiral.

Traffic and businesses

Traffic and busses

Traffic in St Mary Street before the car ban.
Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Traffic and businesses

Traffic affects the British Economy. In 2007 the South-East Wales Transport Alliance estimated that congestion costs Welsh businesses 500 million pounds a year.

Transport

Man with banner saying truck off you tankers

Local group member sends message to fuel tax protestors

Transport

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.

Cars

Traffic in Cardiff

Traffic congestion in Newport Road, Cardiff Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

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