I have long had a love-hate relationship with social media. It is a tool, particularly for websites such as this, but it can too easily become a distraction. It is far too easy to spend hours staring at your facebook or twitter timelines and not realise where the time has gone. Sometimes you'll see something that'll warm your heart, but that is pretty rare in the scheme of things --good news doesn't trend the way anger and bitterness so often do.
I'm certainly no historian, but I'd suspect we can thank the industrial revolution for our current commuting predicament. As people started to leave their farms and homesteads to look for work in the growing towns; in the factories and down the mines, people were no longer working where they lived.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIX39NeNan0 As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day. Since the new Councillors got to work, we've actually acquired some nice new sections of infrastructure. Here's a video of just the new infra, without the boring in-between parts. As of today, the Senghennydd Road section of the primary north/south route is being built. … Continue reading Something to watch: A Cardiff Cycle Infrastructure Super-Cut…
In this day and age, with huge amounts of information available at your fingertips it has become harder than ever to take anything at face value. So when you talk about the environmental benefits of cycling it's easy to lose people, because people assume you are talking about global warming or climate change. We puny humans are not so great at dealing with the bigger picture. We often don't have the power to make big changes, but if we focus on the small picture we'll make inroads into the huge challenges ahead.
I sit here, feeling as though I missed a great party. Having only discovered the magazine fairly recently it feels like those moments when you've binge-watched a TV show only to discover it has been cancelled; or you've exhausted a late author's back catalogue. In a sea of cycling magazines focused on selling expensive bikes adorned with the latest incremental tweak, to people who already have bikes, Boneshaker was a breath of fresh air.
Whilst our 9-minute opus on Ethical Investing may have landed like a balloon made from almonds, it seems as though Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank Of England; François Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of Banque de France; and Frank Elderson, the chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System, were of the same mind. Sort of...
At the April 2019 Cardiff Cycle City meeting, Dafydd Trystan came to talk to us about some of the work they have been doing down at Ysgol Hammadryad to foster an active travel culture.
Just when you start to wonder if the message is starting to get through; if the amazing health, environmental and financial benefits of cycling are starting to hit home, this news breaks...
The bank holiday weekend has inspired at least one of our partners to lay on a few deals. With that said, it seems to be only Wiggle who appear to be offering anything particularly interesting.
Last time we didn't get around to looking at some of the infrastructure at the southern end of town, particularly the new "cycle street" on Taff Embankment, as well as some old relics on Clarence bridge and James Street.