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. Continue reading Something to watch: Why we cycle…
Wow, I completely missed February. It’s funny, time just seems to fly by these days. It could be a side effect of my advancing years, but more likely having so much going on that there’s barely any time to take … Continue reading Catching up…
We didn’t want to bite, we really didn’t. A quick read of the tagline, which speaks of car parking; mountains of hearsay and conjecture about the evils we cyclists have imposed upon humanity; and how nobody will use it –whatever ‘it’ turns out to be, pretty much tells you all you need to know.
Or does it? Continue reading The plan for the Taff Trail through Hailey Park…
Just a quick note to point out an excellent new resource for those interested in making Cardiff even better than it already is.
Share Cardiff is a network of grassroots community groups and projects in and around Cardiff that aim to make Cardiff a better, healthier, more connected and more social place to live.
We have created an online directory of Cardiff based grassroots groups, neighbourhood projects, local community groups, co-ops, social enterprises and other initiatives that are achieving social good and that share the values of the sharing movement.
via Share Cardiff – Connecting people, projects and places, for social good – Share Cardiff
The site has everything from swap groups and repair cafes to Credit Unions, open source projects and spare room networks. There’s also a healthy number of cycling groups on there too, including our friends at Cardiff Cycle City.
Check it out and, if you are involved in a project that you think should be on there, be sure to let them know.
What a brilliant, brilliant thing. There’s so much good happening in our fair city already, it just needed something to help pull it all together and give it a platform. Now we have one. Thank you, Share Cardiff.
Continue reading “Share Cardiff – Connecting people, projects and places, for social good”
It’s easy to become frustrated, particularly when trying to change behaviour, when people continue to do what it is you are trying to stop them from doing.
Why do people continue to do the thing that makes them fat, skint and stressed when healthier, cheaper and more rewarding alternatives exist? Continue reading Something to watch: Why it’s so hard to make healthy decisions
Being green is hot right now. Nobody really wants to be seen as the harbinger of death; the company that is bringing about the destruction of the ecosystem we depend upon, just to make a quick buck. However, there are … Continue reading What is ‘Greenwashing’?
When it comes to our bulging western waistlines, there’s a lot we can learn from the diets of other nations.
Whilst we can learn how not to do food from the USA, over in Japan there’s so much we can, ahem, take away from the way they live. Continue reading You can’t out-run, or even out-cycle a bad diet…
I’m certainly no historian, but I’d suspect we can thank the industrial revolution for our current commuting predicament.
As people started to leave their farms and homesteads to look for work in the growing towns; in the factories and down the mines, people were no longer working where they lived. Continue reading Commuting in a Changing World of Work…
As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Since the new Councillors got to work, we’ve actually acquired some nice new sections of infrastructure. Here’s a video of just the new infra, without the boring in-between parts. As of today, the Senghennydd Road section of the primary north/south route is being built. Like a jigsaw puzzle, it probably won’t look like much until the last few pieces are in place, but we’ll get there…hopefully. Continue reading Something to watch: A Cardiff Cycle Infrastructure Super-Cut…
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. Continue reading The Smaller Picture…