Bike parking where people need it…

Whilst we are starting to get a picture of where Cardiff’s bike parking is, one thing we need to keep our eye on is where it isn’t. We’ve previously bemoaned the lack of additional provision for large events, but in some areas our day-to-day needs are not being met either. We’ve been building up an interactive map of the current provision, but what this cannot tell us is where the pressure points are, or where there is unmet demand. We’ve all seen it –bikes chained to traffic signs & railings because the bike racks are full or worse still, not even there … Continue reading Bike parking where people need it…

A Parking Project Update

It has been a little while since we’ve talked about cycle parking, but you’ll be pleased to know that we’re still plugging away at it. The good news is, we have come up with a way of producing a map. The map we have isn’t pretty. It’s got a touch of the geeky about it, but it’s good illustration of where we would like to get to, eventually. It involves querying the huge database that is OpenStreetMap for parking information. However, without being able to customise it too much, Cardiff is currently called “3.282382,51.432073,-3.058662,51.560906” which it is fair to say … Continue reading A Parking Project Update

Any Port in a Storm – A parking project epiphany…

It’s been a couple of months since we talked about parking. It’s still an issue, but we’ve just had one of those “ah ha!” moments. Whilst the Enfys map, as we mentioned in the previous update, includes parking locations, a paper map or a large PDF is of little use if you are out and about looking for somewhere to anchor your steed. As we don’t currently have funds, developing a Cardiff By Bike parking app, whilst awesome, is a little out of our reach right now. Having said that, there’s already an excellent open source mapping tool available in the … Continue reading Any Port in a Storm – A parking project epiphany…

Any Port in a Storm – A parking project update

Good news everyone! The 2015 Enfys map actually includes the vast majority of parking locations. It won’t necessarily include the spaces on private land, nor will it give you too much detail into how many spaces are there, but it’s a useful resource to have. Cardiff’s cycle network includes all the roads and streets in the city. Some are busier than others and the Cycle Map will help you to plan a route that is best for you. We have a number of officially signed routes (blue) which lead you through the quieter side streets and off road routes that avoid … Continue reading Any Port in a Storm – A parking project update

Any port in a storm – Parking your bike in Cardiff

The great thing about cycling around town is that all parking is free. In fact, we don’t think there is a place in Cardiff that’ll charge you to park your bike. However, one problem we’ve encountered on a number of occasions is a lack of guidance on exactly where you can park. Let’s take the local supermarket for example. We know for certain that our nearest supermarket provides cycle parking, but if you look on the website for that particular store, it won’t mention cycle parking at all. We’ve also had to contact a nearby hospital, Royal Glamorgan directly to … Continue reading Any port in a storm – Parking your bike in Cardiff