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Cardiff’s new cycle network Enfys has been commended by the Royal Town Planning Institute in Wales (RTPI Cymru).
The Wales Planning Awards recognise, applaud and publicise examples of good planning practice in Wales.
The city’s cycle network was praised by the judging panel who noted how in the development of the network the Council engaged with the public and partner organisations.
The panel also cited the project as a “template of best practice for the forthcoming Active Travel (Wales) Bill” and remarked on the “dedication and enthusiasm of Cardiff Council’s in-house transportation team”.
The decisions were made by the Judging Panel: Jon Fox (Chair), Chris Fray, and Huw Evans, the RTPI Cymru appointed panel with extensive planning experience.
Over the next five years, the Council will be investing in the new cycle network which will make it easier and quicker to cycle around the city, helping to give people a more sustainable travel choice.
Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Highways, Traffic and Transportation, Cllr Ralph Cook, said:” This is fantastic news that our work on the cycle network has been recognised in this way. We are working hard to create a sustainable city and a cycle network that the city can be proud of. We have worked with key groups including cyclists to ensure we are putting the right infrastructure in place.”
Jon Fox, Chair of the judging Panel said: “As a judging Panel we were unanimous in our decision. Therefore to ensure that best practice in Welsh Planning is recognised fully and to ensure that the result reflects on the quality of the submissions this year the judges have decided to award three commendations, and one overall winner.”