With work about to start soon on the Eastern Bay Link Road, Welsh Liberal Democrats have called for a joined up approach to be taken between the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council in order to tackle traffic congestion in Adamsdown & Splott.
Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales Central said:
“The Welsh Liberal Democrats secured the funding for the Eastern Bay Link road in order to take traffic off local roads in Cardiff City Centre.
“Many drivers use the streets of Adamsdown & Splott as a rat-run to avoid congestion along Newport Road and through to Cardiff Bay.
“The Eastern Bay Link Road presents an opportunity to turn those congested residential streets back over to people and make them more attractive for walking and cycling as well as better places to live.
“Discussions are needed between the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council to ensure that in parallel with the Eastern Bay Link Road there is a plan to create a more pleasant environment for the people who live in these suburban areas.”
Adamsdown’s Liberal Democrat Councillor, Nigel Howells echoed Eluned’s call. He said:
“Congestion through Adamsdown has increased markedly over the last few years. This hasn’t been helped by the closure of the Windsor Road Bridge, nor will it by the imminent work on the bridges on Beresford Road and Splott Road.
“Local residents have suffered with unnecessary congestion for far too long. I hope that all those involved will give serious consideration to creating schemes to make Adamsdown a better and safer place to live.”