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.
Just when you start to wonder if the message is starting to get through; if the amazing health, environmental and financial benefits of cycling are starting to hit home, this news breaks...
Bicycles are versatile machines, capable of being used for everything from shopping, to touring, to professional racing. However, whilst a bicycle may unite the different disciplines, the needs of riders are usually very, very different. The right tool... To the untrained eye a bicycle is just a bicycle, but look deeper and there may well … Continue reading Tools for the job…
The council has just published its transport and clean air green paper and is seeking comments from all of us on some of the ideas it is putting forward. A far cry from the frankly dismal Economic green paper we've already talked about, this document has some genuinely interesting ideas for how we can change … Continue reading Cardiff's Transport and Clean Air Green Paper
The new year started out the way it so often does these days, with news that public transport costs are rising once again. This January ticket prices increased by 3.6% --roughly 1% above inflation. These days even a short commute on the train across Cardiff is going to take a considerable bite out of your annual salary.
Last Thursday I found myself at the Active Travel Conference held here in Cardiff. According to the blurb the conference would “equip practitioners who are involved in the implementation of the Active Travel Act with best practice tools and knowledge. It will also connect professionals in other sectors who have shared aims or where there … Continue reading Guest Post: Active Travel Conference 2017 –by @beicwrtaff
Traffic agency Inrix analysed traffic and congestion in 1,064 cities across 38 countries worldwide, including Cardiff. It worked out that the average cost to Cardiff's drivers of being sat in their own congestion was £939 per year. You can read Cardiff's scorecard here, but it says that 9% of a driver's time is spent in queues, … Continue reading Traffic jams, congestion, cognitive dissonance…
https://vimeo.com/16399180 A while back we took a quick look into the future and briefly mentioned community severance, but we believe it requires further investigation. Community severance occurs where road traffic (speed or volume) inhibits access to goods, services, or people. Appleyard and Lintell’s seminal study of residents of three urban streets in San Francisco found … Continue reading Community Severance
If you ever wanted to know anything about the state of cycling in Cardiff, today is a good day for you. Sustrans has published the data from its Bike Life survey for 2015. Taken across seven cities in the UK including Cardiff, the survey aims to shed light on attitudes towards cycling in the UK … Continue reading Cardiff Bike Life 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFeOYlxJbmw The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act is the Welsh Government's latest piece of pioneering legislation that puts you and I front and centre. To help us understand what it is all about, we need to talk about what is known as the Social Determinants of Health. The Social Determinants In order to live a … Continue reading Cycling and the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015