Cardiff Council is always working on projects to improve travel for all modes, and is keen to make sure that everyone has the right opportunity to feedback their thoughts and ideas. This page brings you an opportunity to find out more about work in progress. Click on the links below to take a closer look.
Facilities and Equipment
Cycle and Scooter Parking
Obviously, children can’t ride their bikes or scooters to school if there is nowhere to park them securely when they get there. Therefore Cardiff Council is being pro-active in applying for Welsh Government grants to help with providing secure and sheltered bike and scooter parking facilities in existing schools. Over recent years we have been successful in our grant applications and have been able to install brand new bike shelters, bike parking, and scooter parking at 28 schools across Cardiff recently. We plan to do as many as we can while this fund is available. This grant is particularly for older schools that need the facilities adding to their existing (or non-existing) provision. Please contact us to express your interest if you think you need more bike/scooter parking facilities at your school. If the fund is still available we will try to get you what you need.
Changing infrastructure outside the school gates, eg: crossings, pavements
When we work with schools to create a travel plan, we also discuss any problems they may have with infrastructure outside of the school gates, such as crossings. We coordinate with people to try and implement these changes to make the pavements and roads safer.
Schools Bike Fleet
The School’s Bike Fleet scheme provides schools with a fleet of bikes for pupils to use in school for the delivery of cycle training. Funded by Welsh Government, the scheme is a partnership project between Cardiff Council, Welsh Cycling and British Cycling. The first phase of the scheme delivered 32 bike fleets to both primary and secondary schools across Cardiff.
Each primary school receives 20 pupil bikes, helmets, a 10ft recycled shipping container kitted out with secure storage, tool kit and pump, National Standard Cycle Training, resources and lesson plans created by Cardiff Council’s Road Safety Team, to support the school in incorporating cycling into their curriculum and free school club affiliation as part of Welsh Cycling’s HSBC UK Go-Ride Programme.
Secondary schools receive 30 pupil bikes, 2 teacher bikes, helmets, a 20ft recycled shipping container kitted out with secure storage, tool kit and pump, National Standard Cycle Training and lesson plans created by Cardiff Council’s Road Safety Team and Free School Club Affiliation: Part of Welsh Cycling’s HSBC UK Go-Ride Programme.
The scheme is also able to provide bespoke bike fleets to other education settings.
The Active Travel Schools Team then work with the Schools Bike Fleet Schools to create a bespoke Active Travel Plan.
A further 32 Schools Bike Fleet will be delivered in phase 2 of the scheme.