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.
It feels as though we've already spent a nauseating amount of time talking about urban sprawl, particularly in the context of Cardiff's local development plan, but it's something that can't be stressed enough. The window of opportunity to encourage residents of new homes to adopt sustainable transport is short, yet we continue to build on … Continue reading The Transport for New Homes Checklist
A little while ago we talked about why nothing seems to change, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to do so. Whilst human behaviour plays a large part in our collective inertia, money arguably makes up much of the rest. Where our money goes inevitably reinforces the direction we take. Money talks... Pretty much … Continue reading Ethical Investing…
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.