Cardiff Council is seeking opinions on cycling within parks.
A special survey has been launched to get feedback on future proposals and to give park users, including cyclists and dog walkers, the opportunity to have their say on how they can share the park in a safe and enjoyable way.
The survey follows on from work already been trialled at Hailey Park, where a code of conduct has been designed to encourage a more respectful sharing of space (currently in draft format on park - see middle photo). This includes cyclists slowing down, all users keeping left and passing right and dog walkers keeping their animals under control.
The code was developed by the council alongside the Friends of Hailey Park and has already had a positive impact in the park.
Currently there is a bylaw prohibiting cycling in parks except on designated routes, such as the Taff Trail.
The council’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee recently recommended that the existing bylaw be replaced with a new bylaw, permitting cycling on all paths with the exception of specific cycle free areas. The council is now considering the implications of amending the bylaw.
The survey will be used to identify the best approach and its results will be reported back to the council’s Cabinet in the near future, alongside a report setting out the councils proposals for the future management of cycling in parks.
To take part in the survey please visit:
Cycling in Parks English ver. or Welsh ver.
Alternatively, a hardcopy of the questionnaire can be requested from:
Transport Policy, Room 301, County Hall, Cardiff, CF10 4UW or by calling 029 2087 3254.
Deadline for the completed survey is Wednesday, 26 December.
Taken from article ‘Have Your Say on Cycling in Parks’ Capital Times, Cardiff Council, Issue 144, December 2012