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Today is Car Free Day in Cardiff


Cardiff is taking part in the World Car Free day on September 22.

Cardiff’s residents and commuters are being encouraged to leave their car at home on this day and use alternative ways to travel into and out of Cardiff.

Park Place in Cathays will be closed to all traffic from 8pm on September 21 until midnight on September 22 to make way for a street market including a transport exhibition to give information and advice on sustainable travel.

A number of partners will be working with the council to host this event which will coincide with festivities for Cardiff University Freshers Week. Whether you want information from the public transport providers, information on road safety, have your bike security tagged or just want to enjoy the street market – a variety of stalls and exhibitions will be in place for everyone to enjoy.

Councillor Ramesh Patel, Cabinet Member for Planning, Transport and Sustainability, said:

“We are delighted to host this event. With the new bus interchange developing, a cycling strategy being produced, planned investment in our railways and future plans for the Metro, sustainable transport is a major priority for the Council. Making walking, cycling and public transport more attractive and viable options for commuters and residents are integral to Cardiff’s continued development and achieving our aspiration to become Europe’s Most Liveable Capital City”.

“It is encouraging to see all the public transport providers and our other transport partners working with us on this. The main message is that we want people to understand there are alternatives available and we want people to visit the exhibition on Park Place on September 22 to find out more.”