Castle Street Proposals

Improvements for cycling

  • New bi-directional segregated cycle lane from Cardiff Bridge to Boulevard de Nantes.
  • At Boulevard de Nantes, cyclists will continue onto another bi-directional segregated cycle lane (to be delivered as part of another phase of works) via a cycling-specific traffic light phase
  • At Cardiff Bridge, cyclists will continue on to the Taff Trail or Cycleway 4 to be delivered as part of another phase

Improvements for walking

  • New signalised pedestrian crossings on all arms of the Boulevard de Nantes junction. The existing underpass to be replaced with an at-grade crossing point.
  • New footway surfacing and public realm improvements.
  • New tabled area in front of Cardiff Castle.

Improvements for buses

  • Bus stop layouts modified to include bypasses for cyclists.
  • The westbound bus lane will be extended to the west of the junction with Westgate Street towards Cardiff Bridge.
  • Reduction in general traffic using the area.

Road design and layout

  • One eastbound traffic lane, on Castle Street, will be removed to facilitate the new cycle lane.
  • The two raised table sections on Castle Street will be merged to create an extended section of raised table.

Parking and Loading

  • All existing access arrangements will be retained.
  • All loading bays on South side of Castle Street will be retained and accomodate taxis from 8pm.