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Castle Street

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Re: Castle Street

PostWed Mar 17, 2021 10:20 am

Option 1 for me.


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Re: Castle Street

PostWed Mar 17, 2021 8:52 pm

I would also go for option 1. When the shops reopen and traffic levels build up, we will once again see congestion in Grangetown and Riverside if Castle Street remains closed. At present it is still a vital part of the road network; if the metro turns out as promised, and if there is a sustained long term increase in cycling, we could look at the issue again.

Having said that, I would have no objection to another temporary closure in the summer - perhaps June to September, when traffic tends to be lower. Many people really enjoyed the outdoor dining, and there are all sorts of summer activities that could make use of that space.


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Re: Castle Street

PostThu Mar 18, 2021 12:50 pm

Castle Street is the only northern city centre passage from one side of the centre to the other. To permanently close access would mean cutting off vehicle access to half the city centre from the other half, and shunting traffic, comuters, etc north of Bute Park. Not to mention the presumed loss of office space currently in situ on Castle Street like Castle Bridge and Portcullis House which each have basement car parks.

Point taken about NO2 levels, though. Perhaps there could eventually be a stop to internal combustion engine traffic and only permit private traffic from electric vehicles?


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Re: Castle Street

PostTue Mar 23, 2021 2:12 pm

Cardiffbay wrote:I have always thought about something simple. In the polish city of Sopot they have done something similar on a small scale. They have dropped the road for about 100 meters to make a large public area. I think this between the park and the canal would be good.

Reminds me slightly of the original Centreplan 70 proposal to sink the road outside the castle:


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