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.
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.
Ever on the lookout for easily digestible ways for people to understand the economic arguments for bike lanes, we need only look at what has already been done around the world.
Whilst cycling is back in the limelight once again and our current crop of councillors have put together a very encouraging strategy for growing cycling in Cardiff, cycle infrastructure has existed in Cardiff in many forms for many years.
Whilst not hugely surprising to us, we've been banging on about how we on bicycles do buy things for a little while, research from Transport for London now has the data to back this up. This also correlates with evidence from the USA, where bike lanes have boosted trade in New York, Long Beach and... Continue Reading →
Bicycles are versatile machines, capable of being used for everything from shopping, to touring, to professional racing. However, whilst a bicycle may unite the different disciplines, the needs of riders are usually very, very different. The right tool... To the untrained eye a bicycle is just a bicycle, but look deeper and there may well... Continue Reading →
The folks at Uneven Earth tracked down and re-published this essay from 1973 by André Gorz, a philosopher and journalist. It's as relevant today as it was back then. People rushed to buy cars until, as the working class began to buy them as well, defrauded motorists realized they had been had. They had been... Continue Reading →
When confronted with the prospect of investing in cycling, one of the common retorts is that not everyone can ride a bike. It's very easy to say, but much more difficult to back up with facts. The first mistake is assuming that everyone can drive, just because you can.
The new Nextbike hire scheme has official launched in Cardiff and most of Cardiff's inner city areas now have at least one station. If you live or work in Cathays, Roath, Grangetown, Cardiff Bay or any of the other locations coming online as we type this, you can go and rent a bike. So, how do you get started?