Over the last year, a code of conduct has been produced for the Taff Trail user shared path which goes through Hailey Park due to perceived issues between users of the park, walkers and cyclists. Working corporately with the Countryside Team, Cycling Officer, Parks, Council Equalities Officer, Sustrans and Friends of Hailey Park, the agreement was to produce a code of conduct to make all users aware and considerate of each others needs in order to respond appropriately.
Along most of the main paths in the park you will now see posts with public notices on them - these highlight the need to follow a code of conduct through this busy part of the park. The signs are printed in English, Welsh and due to the advice of the Council Equalities Officer, the inclusion of Braille.
A leaflet has also been produced to promote and make all users aware of the shared path and can be found in Welsh and English on both notice boards on the park and see right ('Code of Conduct').
The project has been funded by CCW as part of the PROW Improvement Plan. The project will be reviewed in March 2011 to decide if it has been successful and if so will be considered to roll out in other open spaces in Cardiff either in the current or modified version.
The most important thing is to remember that the paths through Hailey Park are for everyone and this tends to make travel through the park slower than other parts of the Taff Trail. Please respect all users.
There is also currently a Cycling in Parks Survey running (till Weds 26 December 2012), details HERE.
Cycling in Cardiff’s Parks, March 2012: A Report of the Environmental Scrutiny Committee
The report (below) contains recommendations that are to be considered by the Councils Executive and each recommendation will either be accepted or rejected.
Please remember that paths running through the park (including the Taff Trail) are for everyone to use - so for safety's sake and everyone's enjoyment please cycle carefully and slowly through the park and keep dogs under control