Good news everyone, a revised version of the Active Travel Act guidance has been published. Weighing in at 476 pages; a whole 42 MegaBytes of guidance includes best practice on infrastructure design and gives guidance on how to provide related facilities such as cycle parking. This revised guidance provides the mandate to act on this... Continue Reading →
Every ten years or so, a chunky form lands on your doormat asking you to fill it in on a certain day. It asks you about who lives in your home, how you live, what you do and crucially for us, how we get around. Planning... When governments or local authorities need to make a... Continue Reading →
If you've ever thought to yourself "this place could really do with a cycle route, or a pavement to walk on that doesn't require a keen sense of balance", Commonplace is for you. The Welsh Government is promoting Commonplace as a platform to engage the community and identify the areas that need an intervention. Have... Continue Reading →
Let us take you back in time, to the days of Cardiff's industrial past. Barges brought coal, iron and steel up and down the valleys to the port and out into the wide world. But then at the turn of the 20th century the world changed. The barges started to disappear, the canals were paved... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
If and when the world does start to return to something resembling 'normal', chances are it is going to look very different to the one we've just left. No longer will it be acceptable for trains and buses to resemble the mosh pit of a Pantera gig, with people eager to maintain a safe distance from each other. Furthermore, the road network is unlikely to cope with a surge of new drivers on the morning commute. Some of us are going to have to find a new way to get to work.
Ever on the lookout for cycling documentaries, Why We Cycle is one of the best I’ve seen in quiet a while. It delves into why and how the Dutch have thoroughly embraced cycling. It also talks about the lesser thought-of benefits of cycling to our communities, such as the ability to see and to communicate with the people around us through body language.