Wow, I completely missed February. It's funny, time just seems to fly by these days. It could be a side effect of my advancing years, but more likely having so much going on that there's barely any time to take stock. The truth is, things have been rather hectic out in the real world, away … Continue reading Catching up…
We didn't want to bite, we really didn't. A quick read of the tagline, which speaks of car parking; mountains of hearsay and conjecture about the evils we cyclists have imposed upon humanity; and how nobody will use it --whatever 'it' turns out to be, pretty much tells you all you need to know. Or does it?
Just a quick note to point out an excellent new resource for those interested in making Cardiff even better than it already is. Share Cardiff is a network of grassroots community groups and projects in and around Cardiff that aim to make Cardiff a better, healthier, more connected and more social place to live.
It's easy to become frustrated, particularly when trying to change behaviour, when people continue to do what it is you are trying to stop them from doing. Why do people continue to do the thing that makes them fat, skint and stressed when healthier, cheaper and more rewarding alternatives exist?
Being green is hot right now. Nobody really wants to be seen as the harbinger of death; the company that is bringing about the destruction of the ecosystem we depend upon, just to make a quick buck. However, there are those companies out there who are responsible for much of the habitat loss; much of … Continue reading What is ‘Greenwashing’?
When it comes to our bulging western waistlines, there's a lot we can learn from the diets of other nations. Whilst we can learn how not to do food from the USA, over in Japan there's so much we can, ahem, take away from the way they live.
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.
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.