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Commuter challenge 2013

Please see press releases and photograph below re the commuter challenge held on June 27th. 

Cardiff Cycling Campaign

Commuter Challenge, Thursday 27th June 2013

Teams of commuters travelled into the centre of Cardiff today from four
places in Cardiff, by bike, car, and bus or train, in Cardiff Cycling
Campaign’s “Commuter Challenge”, a Cycle Festival event.

The event, from 08.30, demonstrated real commuter travel times along
transport corridors to Cardiff Central Station, from which the modes
can be compared. The selected starting points were the International
Sports Village in Cardiff Bay, Splott Pool and Activity Centre,
Victoria Park, and Llandaff North Railway Station.

Sports Village, Cardiff Bay
Pool & Activity Centre
Railway Station

Traditionally “Commuter Challenges” have been bike versus car – the bike
always wins! But it’s important to show how well, or otherwise,
Cardiff is doing in shifting people’s travel modes for everyday

Again, cycling was shown today to be the best way of travelling into central
Cardiff, but the selection of rail and bus termini illustrated the
case for passenger transport along direct transport corridors.
Certain bus routes, such as those along Cowbridge Road, can be very
effective. And, if capacity allowed, a combination of cycling or
walking and a train journey could be a winning formula!

The Campaign would like to thank all sixteen of the Commuter challenge
participants for their contributions to the event …

A Cardiff Cycling Manifesto?

It has been suggested that the Cardiff Cycling Campaign help develop a Cycling manifesto for Cardiff. At the last campaign meeting it was agreed to ask our members what they thought of this idea, and if they would like to contribute ideas and suggest things which should be included. Links to Bristol and Cambridge cycling manifestos have been added to our interesting links page, to give you some examples of what has been done in other cities.

If you wish to comment or contribute you can do so directly via our contact form, or by attending future campaign meetings.

Cardiff Cycling Campaign
33, The Balcony, Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 2BY

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