Friday, July 06, 2007

Improving St Mary Street and High Street, Cardiff

Still time to have a look - I hope the hours for vans etc willb e limited and also that enforcement is improved dramatically.

Changing landscapes: Improving St Mary Street and High Street

Over the next two years St Mary Street and High Street will undergo dramatic improvements. These changes mean that the area keeps pace with the transformation taking place in the heart of the city centre.
We are working to create a better place to work, shop and visit by reducing traffic, pollution and noise levels - whilst introducing wider pavements and public art to improve the feel of the area.
From the 6 August 2007 traffic along St Mary Street, from its junction with Mill Lane along to and including High Street until the junction at Castle Street, will be restricted. Only buses, taxis, emergency vehicles and cyclists will be permitted to use the road with the exception of delivery and other service vehicles during set times.
The scheme will have two stages:
An experimental traffic order will start on 6 August 2007. This will allow us to assess the impact of the changes. We will be working on further changes as required, based on our own research and the feedback we will collect during the experimental period. During this time we will make sure that any interested party has the opportunity to comment and give feedback.
If successful, an amended permanent traffic order, based on the experimental order and its findings, will be introduced during 2008.
During the experimental period the area will look much the same as it does now. Once the permanent traffic order comes into place changes will be made to the whole area. People will be able to enjoy the experience of shopping in St Mary Street and High Street with fewer vehicles and improved pedestrian access throughout.
If you have queries, comments or feedback about the scheme either write to St Mary Street/ High Street, Transport, Infrastructure and Waste, Cardiff Council, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW or email:
Further information can be found on the Cardiff Council website: or come along to the Public Exhibition in The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff on Friday 6th July 2007 (10.00 am - 5.00 pm) or Saturday 7th (10.00am - 1.00pm).
We will continue to update you during this period before the order becomes permanent. All comments and feedback will be reviewed and considered as the experimental order progresses however, we cannot guarantee individual replies relating to specific issues.