This project involved an application for 1,500 homes, a local centre and a Park and Ride site. Junction 33 is a strategically important site in the future development of Cardiff, and can play a crucial role in delivering the aims and objectives of the LDP.
One key element is the Park and Ride site, which has the potential to play a significant role in changing travel patterns, and reducing the number of private vehicles which enter the city each day.
We worked closely with the Council, Stagecoach and Cardiff Bus to develop a range of options for the Park and Ride to understand the best approach in terms of the number of spaces, access arrangements, and the number, frequency and route of bus services. In addition, we included within the design of the site bus priority measures to minimise bus journey times and maximise reliability, to maximise the attractiveness of the bus and the Park and Ride service ahead of private car journeys from origin to final destination.
We undertook extensive traffic modelling work to demonstrate the potential effect of the proposals, including a number of sensitivity tests and theoretical assessments to address the concerns of the Council.
In addition, we also developed a comprehensive network of walking and cycling routes, and worked closely with the client team to develop an innovative lighting strategy for the highway to maintain ‘dark corridors’ and address environmental concerns raised in relation to light pollution.