Would you believe it? The people of Flanders have a word for those cycle lanes that appeared around Cardiff during those heady Enfys days. "Moordstrookje" is the affectionate Dutch word used to describe those slivers of cycle lane at the edge of a busy street. Moordstrookje – literally ‘murder lane’ – refers to a bicycle … Continue reading “Moordstrookje”
Whilst not hugely surprising to us, we've been banging on about how we on bicycles do buy things for a little while, research from Transport for London now has the data to back this up. This also correlates with evidence from the USA, where bike lanes have boosted trade in New York, Long Beach and … Continue reading Something to read: Cyclists Spend 40% More In London’s Shops Than Motorists – via Forbes
Whilst I try to send you off on your weekends with something to inspire you, a phrase caught our attention this week that required further investigation. A long while ago I wrote about why nothing ever changes. Whilst human nature is a big part of it, the symbiotic relationship between the economy and motoring is … Continue reading The Motoring Industrial Complex
Cardiff may be a fairly new city in the grand scheme of things, but thanks to the changing needs of the population over the past two centuries it has become a collection of different ideas, all somehow blended together. Whilst some ideas may have made sense at the time, others should be consigned to history and forgotten.
Some interesting things are happening with cycling in Valencia, Spain’s third largest city. Can we learn from them? Imagine a city where every week you come across a new stretch of cycle infrastructure - and not just red paint but quality segregated bike lanes - well that’s Valencia at the moment. Anillo Ciclista I moved … Continue reading Guest Post: Spanish Practices –by Chris Roberts
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.
It was a 1963 report called Traffic in Towns, written for the Government by Professor Colin Buchanan that many will hold responsible for the sorry state of utility cycling in the UK. Indeed, many will argue Traffic in Towns was used as a means to drive a bulldozer through much of the cycle infrastructure we … Continue reading A look into the future…