Transport Strategy

The City of Cardiff Council’s Draft Transport Strategy was approved in October 2016.

The Strategy brings together in a single document the transport policies and proposals included in the Council’s adopted Local Development Plan and Local Transport Plan.

It’s purpose is to:

  • raise awareness of Cardiff’s main transport challenges over the next twenty years;
  • highlight the main projects and actions which the Council proposes to undertake to tackle these challenges and increase sustainable travel in Cardiff
  • provide a basis for future communications and public engagement.

The document highlights:

  • the transport challenges and opportunities presented by the future growth of Cardiff;
  • the target for 50% of all journeys to made by walking, cycling and public transport by 2021, rising to 60% by 2026;
  • the Council’s transport priorities – the transport actions and projects which the Council will focus on over the next 10-20 years;
  • the opportunities for transport infrastructure improvements as part of new development schemes;
  • the opportunity to develop a new tram system for Cardiff as part of the future regional Metro system, proposed by Welsh Government;
  • how transport improvements will contribute to Cardiff realising its ambition to become Europe’s Most Liveable Capital City; and,
  • how the Council’s transport priorities will be delivered, for example, through infrastructure projects carried out by the Council and transport improvements secured as part of new developments

The Transport Strategy makes a commitment to:

  • carrying out full public consultation on the individual projects which will be needed to deliver our priorities and on other strategies such as the Cardiff Cycling Strategy
  • a programme of engagement and communication to provide information about transport matters as well as the progress of individual projects.

To help shape the way we communicate and engage with people on transport matters we are seeking people’s views on the draft Transport Strategy document. In particular, we are keen to know:

  • Whether the document clearly explains the Council’s transport priorities;
  • Whether people agree with the Council’s Transport priorities or have any views on them; and,
  • How people would like to be kept updated on transport matters and projects in the future.

Feedback can be provided by answering the questionnaire which can be found online here. Alternatively, a paper copy of the survey can be requested from

Responses should be submitted by 24th March 2017