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Cardiff Cycling Strategy and Integrated Network Map Consultation

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16 October 2013

Fresher’s events

The first month of university for any student is about change and great experiences. Many students hold on to certain home comforts one of these being their car - their pride and joy. Cardiff Council grabbed this opportunity to enlighten students into the wonderful ways of sustainable travel and try to deter students from jumping in their car by running a series of events.

Many journeys related to the university are more time efficient and economical to either walk, cycle or take the bus. Key routes nearby to the universities such as the Taff Trail offer a more pleasant commute than being stuck in congestion.

We held four events; one at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, one at Cardiff Metropolitan University and two at Cardiff University across a two week period. We wanted to appeal to returning students as well as fresher’s because it is never too late to make the right travel decisions. We offered personalised travel maps, free bike maintenance and bike security marking as well as information on second hand bikes, and walking routes across the city. The opportunity was also used to promote the proposed 20mph pilot scheme in Cathays and Roath which is part of Welsh Governments Safer Routes in Communities initiative, removing barriers to active travel and encouraged people to sign up for free cycle training.

The event was most definitely a success with queues of people 10 deep and the demand almost greater than we could cope with! Numbers of people for security bike marking were higher than average with good numbers for people signing up for free cycle training and taking away plenty of information on their sustainable travel options in this city.