The Masterplan seeks to remove many of the conflicts for cyclists traveling to the Train and Bus Stations. There are currently no designated cycle lanes into or across the Central Square Area.
Whilst cyclists can reach Central Station from National Cycle Route 8, which runs alongside the western side of the River Taff, less than 200m west of the site entrance via Wood Street and from the east via Saunders Road, they have to compete with cars, buses taxis and pedestrians for space.
The opportunity to link into this cycle route is considered in the Masterplan. Discussions with Sustrans have taken place and the overall strategy explained. This involves dedicated cycle lanes on Wood Street as the main East/West route with connections south to the Train Station, through the development and across the new public square.
Is intended that these spaces will be shared with no priority for cyclists (or pedestrians) so that it functions much in the same way as the Hayes, outside St Davids 2, which has proved to be a success. The detail design of junctions (Wood Street/Saunders Road) will follow but it is envisaged that Sustrans will participate in this process.
Rightacres is also keen to engage with Sustrans so that they contribute to the design of the Integrated Transport Hub.