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Keep Cardiff City Centre Car Friendly and replace parking spaces lost through demolition

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Help us to encourage Cardiff Council to review their plans for the city centre areas of Westgate Street, St Mary Street and around the new Central Square development.

We wholeheartedly support efforts to enhance effective public transport in the Welsh capital but not at the detriment of car drivers including hotel guests, business people and tourists who visit our wonderful city.

Help us encourage Cardiff Council to recognise the true feelings of their residents, city centre workers and visitors to our city.

We request a review of the councils plans to reduce car access to this area of the city and request the replacement of public car parking facilities in this area that will be lost with the demolition of the Wood Street car park.

We believe car access is essential to effectively use Cardiff central train station, to get to work, to gain access to shops and services in this area and to support the employment created by businesses in this area.

We believe that new parking facilities should be re-built to replace the spaces that will be lost when Wood Street car park is demolished. Many businesses and residents in this area rely on the parking facility to get to work or use the train station. There are hundreds of employees in this area that will suffer if spaces are not rebuilt.

Building car parking spaces on this side of the city centre coupled with improved car access will reduce congestion in other parts of the city and make it easier to get around. Buses can be designated to specific routes, cars to other routes. Car parking costs should be made realistic.

Visitors are finding it increasingly difficult to access the city, for example the thousands of hotel guests who come to stay in Cardiff from all over the UK and internationally.

City residents and visitors are being fined due to poorly signposted roads and very limited flow around the city.

 

Use your democratic right to be heard.

  

Evidence exists to challenge the view that buses are ‘greener’ than cars

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/advice/is-it-greener-to-travel-by-bus-or-by-car/

And others agree

http://news.swiftcover.com/cars-greener-than-buses/ 

Bus pollution is known to be harmful, see planning documents for the new Cardiff bus station page 19, paragraph 6.7  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-k1lXTPLY-XTmFyWEtST2t6R2c/view

Councils do sometimes make mistakes. Swansea have scrapped their bendy buses

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/infamous-swansea-bendy-buses-scrapped-9526626

 



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