The plans include new cycle ways throughout the city centre and major changes for Westgate Street
- 15:21, 7 JUN 2019
- Updated16:44, 7 JUN 2019
Major changes to the way motorists use Cardiff city centre are set to form part of £21m plans to clean up the capital’s air.
The final plan aiming to reduce dangerous levels of air pollution, cut congestion, improve road links, and improve both public transport and cycling infrastructure in the city centre is set to be approved by Cardiff council.
The plans include changes to Castle Street and Westgate Street to help buses move around the city more quickly and efforts to get buses and taxis using engines with fewer emissions.
Cardiff council’s clean air plan – which would be mostly funded by Welsh Government – was originally set to cost £32m but this has been revised down.
The council had also been considering introducing a charge for motorists entering the city through a ‘clean air zone ‘ – similar to a congestion charge – but this idea has been dropped.
How does Cardiff Council hope to clean up the city’s air?
Major changes to both Castle Street and Westgate Street and the city centre loop are proposed to ease movement of buses and increasing active travel in the city centre.
Originally forecasted to cost £18.9m, this has reduced to £15.2m as alternative grant funding has been received for part of the scheme.
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