Cowbridge Road East Environmental Improvements



Introduction

Cardiff Council is proposing improvements to the street environment of a section of Cowbridge Road East which is home to a range of local shops and services which are valued by the community. The project forms part of the Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Schemes Programme, and aims to deliver pedestrian improvements including footway widening and resurfacing, rain gardens/planting and street furniture.

What's Happening Now?

During the public consultation earlier this year we received some excellent suggestions for improvements and we have updated the plans to include:

• Tactile blister paving at every continuous footway crossing point
• Two new trees
• Cycle stands
• Improved signage
• Additional rain garden space

We are now consulting on the detailed design for the proposed environmental improvements on Cowbridge Road East. The consultation ends on the 22nd January 2021.

We will also begin consultation on the artist’s designs for the crossing on Cowbridge Road East very soon.

Next Steps...

We are pleased to announce that we have chosen a shortlist of three local artists to put forward their designs for the new crossing on Cowbridge Road East as part of the proposed environmental improvements.

We worked in partnership with Chapter Arts Centre to choose three artists out of more than 50 applicants. The successful shortlisted artists are: MARCA Design, Trin Brierley, and Steffan Dafydd.

All submissions were of a high standard, and the final selection was very difficult. However, we are excited with the shortlist and we look forward to seeing their designs.

The chosen artists will develop designs for the crossing that will be colourful and original. The new crossing will be bespoke to the location whilst also providing a safe place to cross for all users. The community will then be consulted to choose their favourite of the three designs.

Please see link below for the Chapter Art Centre press release:

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