Cardiff Cycle Network and transport infrastructure has been shortlisted at a number of national and Wales wide awards.
Cardiff has been shortlisted alongside other UK cities in three categories at the National Transport Awards 2012:
Cardiff Council is Wales’ first Sustainable Travel City and is working in partnership with the Welsh Government on this joint funded scheme. The Council has rolled out a number of innovative transport projects, which have been recognised at this year’s National Transport Awards.
The three awards the city has has been shortlisted for are -
- Transport City of the Year – recognising Cardiff’s innovative transport policy, successfully delivering a complementary programme of transport improvements and achieving a shift to more sustainable modes of transport, such as the Pont Y Werin Bridge used by 28,000 pedestrians and 11,000 cyclists every month.
- Contribution to Sustainable Transport - highlighting Cardiff’s innovative approach to cycling improvements in Cardiff, with the development and implementation of the Cardiff Strategic Cycle Network.
- Achievements in Cycling – for successfully encouraging more school pupils to cycle in school, through the cycle charity Sustrans ‘Bike It project’ which is now operating in 24 schools across the city.
Alongside the National Transport Awards the city has also been short listed at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CLIT UK) annual awards. The Council’s Strategic Network Cycle Plan has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Transport Policy, Planning and Implementation category. The Cardiff Cycle Plan has also been named as a finalist in the Wales Planning Awards. Both awards recognise the importance of the Cycle plan has made to the city.
Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Highways, Traffic and Transportation, Cllr Ralph Cook, said: “To be shortlisted for one award would be achievement enough, but to be recognised in three categories is a significant accomplishment which highlights the city’s commitment to ensuring that people can travel by walking, cycling and public transport for more of their journeys.”
“For the city to continue to develop as a young European capital, the right infrastructure has to be in place. Creating sustainable and practical transport is a key priority for this administration.”
The results of the awards will be known in October.
PIC: Cyclist cycling on Beresford Road off Newport Road, part of Enfys Route 3/35 between Rhymney and the City Centre.