If you live in Cardiff, living on a traffic sewer and have a mind for science, I think I may have an experiment for you. WeCount is a project operating in Cardiff that involves installing a sensor on an upstairs window facing the road. It will count the cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians that pass... Continue Reading →
Have you noticed how the things we buy seem to be getting harder to repair lately? Whether we are talking about washing machines or phones it seems as though we are being led to replace the things we use day to day rather than fix them and keep them going. Surely the things we own... Continue Reading →
Whilst we've talked about the sheer amount of money that is spent each year marketing cars to people, not to mention the realities those ads tend to gloss over, the ads themselves are often designed to sell a lifestyle or to prey on our insecurities. I recently came across a couple of spoof ads that... Continue Reading →
Some time ago we talked about how the average car payment in the UK was £388 per month. This is a sizeable chunk of cash to spend on a device that spends 97% of its time parked and 100% of its time depreciating. What if you could put that money towards something that will be... Continue Reading →
If you do nothing else, please watch this. With a million species at risk of extinction, David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, including putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.BBC iPlayer - Extinction: The Facts In the midst of a pandemic it's quite sobering to see how... Continue Reading →
There's something I've been trying to wrap my head around for some time now. I guess the horror show of 2020 has given me time to reflect on a few things. In a world that is in some parts on fire, some parts facing the resurgence of fascism and with many of the world's economies... Continue Reading →
The good news just keeps on coming. The council has announced that two new trial cycleways are going to be installed --the much needed cross-city route from Leckwith Road to Newport Road, plus a new bay route linking Tyndall Street with Callaghan Square, Penarth Road etc.
I think it is fair to say that Cardiff Council are not mucking about at the moment. They're building some fantastic infrastructure and they seem to be doing it really quickly.
Whilst we've been watching with interest the developing picture of Cardiff's main cycle routes, for whatever reason since the deep dive series we've not really been compelled to write about each individual plan. However, the plans for Cathays Terrace and Allensbank Road, forming part of the North/South route is different. It's oh so interesting... The... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-I6HFQXquU A useful video here from Bloomberg CityLab. It's a compelling yet relentless dump of facts and graphics in support of investment in cycling, along with case studies from around the world. It also focusses on why cities like London have little choice but to invest in cycling. Well worth taking ten minutes out to... Continue Reading →