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.
We're big fans of Cardiff Cycle Workshop. Not only do they give old bicycles a fresh start, they train people to fix their own, or even to fix others. They recently sat down with Lynsey and Richard from the Seismic podcast to talk about what they do.
Many people over recent years have taken to riding with a camera mounted to their bike or helmet for evidential and protection reasons after receiving close passes and the occasional SMIDSY (Sorry Mate, I Didn't See You). Few people want to but some feel it necessary should one day "something" might happen.
In our previous thrilling instalment we talked about cameras and briefly talked about settings, but today we're going to go into a little more detail. If you are going to capture video that can be used in evidence, we're going to have to think carefully about how we mount our cameras and how we set them up.
Many moons ago we wrote about Operation Snap. The scheme was starting to spread around the country but it was still early days. Skip forward a couple of years and it appears many of you have been busy. Between November 2017 and October 2018 GoSafe received 2,353 clips. A thousand of those ended up with … Continue reading Riding with cameras, a deep dive: Part 1: Operation Snap and Evidence Gathering…
Pete Adeney, also known as Mr Money Mustache retired at 30, mostly through a combination of living frugally and by saving money where he could. Unsurprisingly, one of Adeney's main money-saving mechanisms was riding a bicycle instead of a car. Cars suck more cash than most people imagine. On an average income half of a … Continue reading Something to read: Money Guru’s #1 Tip For Health, Wealth & Happiness: Drive Less
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.
Would you believe it? The people of Flanders have a word for those cycle lanes that appeared around Cardiff during those heady Enfys days. "Moordstrookje" is the affectionate Dutch word used to describe those slivers of cycle lane at the edge of a busy street. Moordstrookje – literally ‘murder lane’ – refers to a bicycle … Continue reading “Moordstrookje”
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 Something to read: Cyclists Spend 40% More In London’s Shops Than Motorists – via Forbes
Public Health Wales has published a response to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act. Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations talks about the importance of activity-friendly neighbourhoods and the importance of green spaces.