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Massively underwhelmed by our city's car-free day.

Enough gimmicks serve as a fig of investmentent sustainable CARDIFF'S car-free day has ended, and what do we have to show for it? As a cycle commuter, I was massively u n d e r-whelmed by the whole thing. On the way to work, us cyclists were made to dismount and walk down half of Park Place, past intrusive metal barriers and unmanned stands; on the way home, I had the same experience again.

Ed Bridges Meanwhile, the rest of the city centre was as congested as usual, with the same old inadequate infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists. Still, senior Labour councillors got to have their photos taken, and can now pretend they've addressed the problem. But I wonder whether those same councillors will travel to Thursday's council meeting at City Hall by foot, bike or bus - or whether they'll arrive in their flash cars as usual.

Enough with the gimmicks which just serve as a fig leaf for lack of investment in sustainable transport. Time to start practicing what you preach!

Dr Ed Bridges, Liberal Democrat councillor for Gabalfa ward the just for lack

and what show cycle was l y -by dismount walk Park investment When Enough with the gimmicks which just serve as a fig leaf for lack of investmentent in sustainable transport Ed Bridges

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 27, 2016
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