We will create an environment and culture which supports healthy travel by:
- Developing and implementing Healthy Travel Charters across public, private and third sectors.
- Further developing and maintaining cycling and walking infrastructure and cycling parking
- Developing an integrated public transport system
What can you do to implement Healthy Travel Charters across public, private and third sectors?
During the lockdown we’ve seen smarter working practices emerge, and a glimpse of a world in which we get around in ways which are healthier, kinder on the environment, and more fun. Let’s see how much further we can go.
Organisations across Wales are showing their commitment to healthier and more sustainable forms of transport, by publicly signing a Healthy Travel Charter. Each Charter contains a series of commitments the organisation will make over 3 years to support their staff and visitors to walk and cycle more, take public transport, and switch to electric vehicles.
Declining levels of physical activity, increasing levels of obesity and diabetes, widespread air pollution, social isolation, and worsening health inequalities are all pressing public health issues. Climate change is a severe threat which is already being felt in the UK and across the world. Read more here: https://www.healthytravel.wales/uploads/1/2/9/5/129546984/moving_forwards_-_dph_annual_report_cardiff_and_vale_2017__en_cy_web_.pdf
There is a public sector charter (one for Cardiff, one for Vale), business charter, and in development are a third sector charter, and higher/further education charter.
Visit the website for further information https://www.healthytravel.wales/
The current list of signatories is available on the Healthy Travel Wales website: https://www.healthytravel.wales/
What can you do to further develop and maintain cycling and walking infrastructure and cycling parking?
During the lockdown we’ve seen smarter working practices emerge, and a glimpse of a world in which we get around in ways which are healthier, kinder on the environment, and more fun.
Cardiff Council are developing proposals for five cycleways to support and promote cycling for all ages and abilities. The proposed routes will connect communities to major destinations across the city, including the City Centre and Cardiff Bay.
The consultation for Cycleway 1.2 is live now. Closing date 31st July 2020. Visit the website to see the proposal and complete the consultation form.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is working to promote and improve opportunities for active travel within the local authority area Visit the website for further information: https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/transportation/Active-Travel.aspx
Nextbike is a bike share scheme which allows members of the public to rent a bike from their nearest docking station. https://www.nextbike.co.uk/en/cardiff/
What can you do to help develop an integrated public transport system?
Cardiff’s Clean Air Project includes a set of actions to transform the public transport system to reduce air pollution and increase healthy travel. Find out more on the website: https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Parking-roads-and-travel/clean-air-cardiff/Pages/default.aspx