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Commuter challenge

Press Release : Sent to the SW Echo

Which is quickest for city commuters bus, bike or car?

Cardiff Cycling Campaign is testing which is the quickest way to get to the city centre.
Next Thursday 27 June around 8.45 am four teams of commuters will set off from the north, east, south and west of the City – destination Cardiff Central Station, due to start arriving from 8.50 am.

From four starting points: Llandaff Station [North], Splott Swimming Pool [East], International Swimming Pool [South] and Victoria Park [West]at approximately 8.45 am, the commuters will set off for Cardiff Central Station. Starting out will be one in their car, one on a bus and one on a bike, from Llandaff there will also be one on a train. We are still lining up our commuters and hope local Councillor’s from the different areas will participate. The commuters will be met at Central Station by the Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Margaret Jones, and the Cabinet Member for Transportation Planning, Cllr Ralph Cook.

The event is part of National Bike Week and Cardiff Cycling Festival, the Chair of the Cardiff Cycling Campaign, Richard Nelmes said ‘This is not a race! We want to demonstrate that different modes of travel are quicker on different routes and at the end of the day it depends on where you live, some areas of Cardiff are better served by public transport than others, some areas of Cardiff are more attractive for cyclists and we welcome all Cardiff Council is doing to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home and choose to travel by bus or bike.”

Campaign members think the bus commuter will probably do very well coming in from Ely Bridge as the 17 / 18 service is frequent and direct to the City Centre . From the International Sports Village the bus passenger will probably not do so well as the bus route is very circuitous and takes a long time. The cyclists will probably do very well on all routes as they will be going as fast if not faster than the vehicle traffic at that time of the morning, in their favour too they will not have a parking problem when they reach the Central Station. The car drivers have to park up legally and arrive on foot at the station. Cycling Campaign members will have a welcome stall for the commuters and will note the time of arrivals and provide a report on what the Challenge says about the quickest and most hassle-free way to get into the City. Do come if you can to find out more about our commuter challenge!

Iona Gordon [On behalf of Cardiff Cycling Campaign] Tel 029 2034 1768
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