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Car Free Day Cardiff road closures, events and public transport

Much of Cardiff[1] will be a car-free zone this weekend as three-and-a-half miles of the capital’s roads are shut. More city centre roads will be closed than during a major event in Cardiff, with the majority of them shut to traffic between the early hours of Sunday, May 13 , and 8pm that same day, while a section of King Edward VIII Avenue will be shut between 6am on Saturday, May 12 and 8pm, May 13. Here’s a map of the road closures…

Which roads will be closed in the centre of Cardiff?

King Edward VIII Avenue – Saturday & Sunday

Museum Avenue – Sunday, 12am-8pm Tudor Street, Wood Street, North Road, Corbett Road, Boulevard De Nantes – Sunday, 5am – 6pm Castle Street, Duke Street, cowbridge Rd East to Cathedral Rd junction – Sunday, 5am-8pm

Car Free Day Cardiff road closures, events and public transportPark Place will be shut to traffic

What else is going on?

There will be a variety of free, family-friendly on-street entertainment and activities are planned for Castle Street and Kingsway which will include:

– BMX stunt riders – Live music and performances – Activities and games

– A skateboard ramp – Pedal Power bikes and nextbikes – A climbing wall

– A mountain biking track – Information on sustainable travel

Car Free Day Cardiff road closures, events and public transportPeople ride their bicycles on a main boulevard during the yearly car-free day in Brussels

There’s also the HSBC Let’s Ride Cardiff cycle for all the family. It’s free to enter and you’ll get all the info here.[2]

Let’s not forget that Cardiff City FC are hosting their promotion parade on Sunday, too. The Bluebirds will embark upon an open-top bus parade from Cardiff City Stadium at 3.00pm, before heading north along Leckwith Road. They’ll then turn into Cowbridge Road East and travel all the way along Cowbridge Road East, over Canton Bridge and onto Castle Street.

The team are expected to arrive at the Castle between 4.30pm and 5.00pm where they will be met by the Leader of Cardiff Council and the Rt. Honourable Lord Mayor. Neil Warnock and the players will then take to an open-air stage to address supporters.

Car Free Day Cardiff road closures, events and public transportNeil Warnock will be celebrating the Bluebirds’ promotion with a parade

Cardiff City Football Club supports the Council’s Car Free Day and has asked their supporters to take this opportunity to travel into the city by bus, train, on bikes or on foot to enjoy the parade, which starts at 3pm.

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What about the buses?

Many of buses in and out of the city will take an alternative route.

For alternations to Cardiff Bus ‘ schedule, click here.[3] All Stagecoach buses will end and start at Greyfriars Rd all Sunday. Buses will NOT stop at Rosemount / Corbett Rd.

Bus 122 will NOT serve Cathedral Rd, or Castle St, but divert via Gabalfa Interchange between Greyfriars Rd and Llandaf (Black Lion). Buses 132 / X4 will use the bus stops nearest and the same side as the New Theatre (not opposite), in Greyfriars Rd. For more Stagecoach Bus information, click here.[4]

New Adventure Travel will operate child fares all day in support of Car Free Day.

You can find their route changes on the map below:Car Free Day Cardiff road closures, events and public transport

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References

  1. ^ Cardiff (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  2. ^ info here. (www.letsride.co.uk)
  3. ^ click here. (www.cardiffbus.com)
  4. ^ click here. (www.stagecoachbus.com)



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