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Cardiff cycle path parking plan ‘detrimental’ to students

Cardiff cycle path parking plan 'detrimental' to students

Cardiff Council’s plan will extend a current cycle route from the city centre to University Hospital Wales (UHW) Plans to change parking rules in part…

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Cardiff Council’s plan will extend a current cycle route from the city centre to University Hospital Wales (UHW) Plans to change parking rules in part of Cardiff could have a "detrimental" impact on students on placement-based courses, several students have said.

Cardiff council has been consulting on plans to build a 1.5 mile (2.4km) segregated cycle lane from Cathays to University Hospital of Wales (UWH).

Under the plans , unrestricted parking would be significantly reduced and replaced with limited-waiting zones.

Cardiff council said a "balance has to be struck" to build the new route. Most parking in Cathays will be for resident permit holders only under the proposal ‘Almost impossible’ for all residents to park

Beth Johnson, a fourth year medical student at Cardiff University and Cathays resident, said the cycle path was being used as a "smokescreen" to change the parking in Cathays and will make it "almost impossible" for residents without a permit to park.

The proposal would leave the number of residential permit spaces available in the affected zones at roughly the same number, but almost all uncontrolled parking bays will either be removed – as is the case on Allensbank Road – or replaced with limited waiting bays. Why do fewer women ride bikes in Cardiff?

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