This article popped up on our Twitter timeline earlier, but whilst it is a couple of years old at this point, it is just as relevant now. Houses that were in the planning stage when this article in was written in 2018 will probably be seeing their first residents right around now. However, in 2020... 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 →
We're nearly a year into a global pandemic. It was just before Christmas in 2019 that news reports were suggesting that a mysterious new virus was starting to spread around China. By March 2020 we were in lockdown. Suddenly we came to realise just how temporary the status quo would be. Life happens... A couple... 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 →
Have you noticed how the things we buy seem to be getting harder to repair lately? Whether we are talking about washing machines or phones it seems as though we are being led to replace the things we use day to day rather than fix them and keep them going. Surely the things we own... Continue Reading →
If you do nothing else, please watch this. With a million species at risk of extinction, David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, including putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.BBC iPlayer - Extinction: The Facts In the midst of a pandemic it's quite sobering to see how... Continue Reading →
The good news just keeps on coming. The council has announced that two new trial cycleways are going to be installed --the much needed cross-city route from Leckwith Road to Newport Road, plus a new bay route linking Tyndall Street with Callaghan Square, Penarth Road etc.
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 →