Penarth/Cardiff Barrage Sustainable Transport Corridor Study

Appointed consultant’s Capita have progressed the Penarth Cardiff Barrage Sustainable Transport Corridor Study to a WelTAG Stage Two assessment allowing three shortlisted options recommended from Stage One to be assessed in greater detail. 

  • Thursday, 06 June 2019

    Vale of Glamorgan


Cardiff Bay Barrage

The three options being considered are:

  • Active travel proposals for Penarth within the Vale of Glamorgan's Active Travel Integrated Network Map
  • Bus Park and Ride and sustainable transport links across Cardiff Barrage 
  • Multi-modal sustainable transport interchange at Cogan Railway Station


The objectives for the study were developed through the WelTAG Stage One stakeholder and public consultation events, a review of previous studies and consideration of the identified problems.


Each potential objective was also assessed in terms of its ability to contribute to each of the well-being goals and five ways of working as set out in the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The WelTAG study objectives are:



1. Enhance sustainable connectivity throughout the Penarth Cardiff Barrage transport corridor to achieve modal shift away from the private car towards public transport and active travel;


2. Reduce barriers that constrain opportunities to increase travel by sustainable transport modes;


3. Increase sustainable transport options that improve accessibility along the Penarth Cardiff Barrage transport corridor and support social inclusion, health and wellbeing;


4. Deliver sustainable transport improvements that encourage increased economic activity and support long term investment; 


5. Introduce sustainable transport measures that protect and enhance the historic, built and natural environment.


Drop-in Event

Wednesday 19 June 2019, 1.00pm - 7.00pm

Paget Rooms, Victoria Road, Penarth, CF64 3EG.


The event will provide you with an opportunity to provide feedback on the three shortlisted options including their advantages and disadvantages, together with how these options could potentially alleviate the perceived problems and constraints associated with travel in this area.


As well as listening to your views on how the proposed solutions could enhance sustainable travel, relevant staff will be on hand to provide members of the public with additional information on the study and the WelTAG process. 


The study is funded in full by a specific grant received from Welsh Government.