But not everyone can ride a bike…

When confronted with the prospect of investing in cycling, one of the common retorts is that not everyone can ride a bike.

It’s very easy to say, but much more difficult to back up with facts. The first mistake is assuming that everyone can drive, just because you can. Continue reading But not everyone can ride a bike…

Smartcycle – The parking app you've been been asking for…

Whilst we did mention it in passing, whilst having a moan about Cardiff Council’s new car parking app, we thought Smartcycle deserved a post of its own. Pulling in parking and bike shop data from OpenStreetMap, Smartcycle put the parking information you need in an attractive package. The power of open data If you’ve been with us a while, you may remember our parking project back in the early days. We started off with pictures on Flickr, before progressing to OpenStreetMap and the veritable mine of information and possibilities it provides. We had a good go at adding bike racks … Continue reading Smartcycle – The parking app you've been been asking for…

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…

Cardiff's Forthcoming Cycling Strategy – What we would like to see…

The Council is currently beavering away at its new cycling strategy, which will hopefully pave the way for some ambitious integrated network plans come September 2017. The previous strategy arrived before the Active Travel Act, along with its own design guidance … Continue reading Cardiff's Forthcoming Cycling Strategy – What we would like to see…

Active Travel Planning for Large Events…

As a capital city with a number of large venues we do get our fair share of sporting events, concerts and festivals here in Cardiff. However, they often lead to a bit of a transport nightmare for many of us. The trouble is, travel advice for these events is often based around the assumption that people will drive, or use an already overcrowded public transport system. However, there is another way… Bike Parking! One of the things we’ve noticed with our bike parking project is that bike parking is rarely publicised. There’s little mention of it on websites, even for permanent … Continue reading Active Travel Planning for Large Events…