It is easy to fall into the trap of seeing cycling as primarily a transport issue, or a sport. Of course it can be both of these things, but one of the most heartening things we heard at the Cardiff Cycle City Assembly Hustings was the recognition that it is increasingly being seen as a... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha7VKDNLHpE A little while ago the BBC did this short piece on envisaging towns without cars. Here in Cardiff people are quite attached to their cars, but times are supposed to be changing. This motoring fixation, as we've discussed many times before, has a cost --aside from spending nearly a week sitting in traffic jams... Continue Reading →
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 →
One of the reasons many of us will cite when asked why we cycle is sustainability. However, to be truly sustainable, we need to be re-using what we have.