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Work starts on Roath Park Cycleway

Building work has started today (Monday) on the first phase of Cardiff's Roath Park Cycleway.


As well as a new cycleway in Roath Park Recreational Ground and improving the footpaths, the work will also improve road junctions and bus travel, as well as increasing the drainage system capacity in places which have been prone to flooding.


When completed, the wider cycle route will run from the north of Roath Park, near Cardiff High School, to Newport Road, where it will connect with another cycleway (Cycleway 2) that will run to Rumney, Llanrumney, and then on to St Mellon Business Park.


Cardiff Council cabinet member Dan De'Ath said: "When installing a cycleway such as this, it is essential that we strike the balance between different transport modes, to ensure that cyclists and pedestrians are safe, bus travel is improved, and junctions are re-modelled to ensure motorists are still able to get to their chosen destination.


"The council is committed to improving cycling and walking routes across the city and this scheme is a further step towards developing a city-wide, segregated cycle network, that will interconnect with public transport routes, to provide a credible alternative to travelling by private car.


"Working with our contractor, Knights Brown, the scheme also has significant social value, estimated to be in the region of £125,000. This includes new jobs, apprenticeship opportunities, maximising the use of local suppliers, Into work sessions, work experience, student placements, events at schools, community projects and volunteering opportunities."


The work is expected to take 35 weeks.

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