Over the next five years, Cardiff Council will be developing a new cycle network to make it easier and quicker to cycle around the city.
The Council has consulted with the public on the new cycle network resulting in 12 main cycle routes being identified. With four routes already named, Taff, Ely, Rhymney and Bay trails, the Council’s Transport team launched a competition to name the overall network to go with its new logo and the eight remaining routes.
The competition was launched in April and received over a 100 entries. The winning names will be announced by Executive Member for Traffic and Transportation, Cllr Lisa Ford at the closing ceremony of the first Cardiff Cycle Festival on Sunday June 26 at 2pm at Gwdihw’s café and bar on Guildford Crescent.
A shortlist of entries were voted for by the Cardiff Cycle Liaison Group, which is made up of representatives from a range of cycle organisations including Sustrans, Cycle Training Wales, Pedal Power, Cardiff Cycle Campaign, CTC, Elected Members from Cardiff Council and representatives from the Police.
Executive Member form, Traffic and Transportation, Cllr Lisa Ford, said: “The Council actively promotes sustainable transport, and to achieve this we need to make sure the right resources and infrastructure are in place for people to have sustainable travel options. Over the next five years the development of the cycle network will help us achieve our goal and give the public a safe and sustainable way of travelling around the city.
“Throughout the development of plans for the new cycle network, we have listened to the public and their feedback has been essential in creating the new routes. I am pleased that the public have also been involved in the naming of the new network and there is no better time to announce the winners than during the closing party for the first cycle festival, which has been a huge success.”