Some time ago we talked about how the average car payment in the UK was £388 per month. This is a sizeable chunk of cash to spend on a device that spends 97% of its time parked and 100% of its time depreciating. What if you could put that money towards something that will be... Continue Reading →
If you do nothing else, please watch this. With a million species at risk of extinction, David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, including putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.BBC iPlayer - Extinction: The Facts In the midst of a pandemic it's quite sobering to see how... Continue Reading →
There's something I've been trying to wrap my head around for some time now. I guess the horror show of 2020 has given me time to reflect on a few things. In a world that is in some parts on fire, some parts facing the resurgence of fascism and with many of the world's economies... Continue Reading →
The good news just keeps on coming. The council has announced that two new trial cycleways are going to be installed --the much needed cross-city route from Leckwith Road to Newport Road, plus a new bay route linking Tyndall Street with Callaghan Square, Penarth Road etc.
Whilst we've been watching with interest the developing picture of Cardiff's main cycle routes, for whatever reason since the deep dive series we've not really been compelled to write about each individual plan. However, the plans for Cathays Terrace and Allensbank Road, forming part of the North/South route is different. It's oh so interesting... The... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-I6HFQXquU A useful video here from Bloomberg CityLab. It's a compelling yet relentless dump of facts and graphics in support of investment in cycling, along with case studies from around the world. It also focusses on why cities like London have little choice but to invest in cycling. Well worth taking ten minutes out to... Continue Reading →
Some time ago we had a little chat about marketing. We talked about how car manufacturers had become experts at selling people the lifestyle, but conveniently gloss over the realities of motoring. However, we also came to the depressing realisation that nobody is really trying to sell us utility cycling, or the benefits of seeing the cycling as a mode of transport. Even the pro cyclists on our screens were selling us cars. Until now that is...
Cardiff Council is to put forward its plan for how a socially-distanced Cardiff City Centre will function and it's pretty exciting. A greater emphasis on outdoor space, reducing vehicle traffic with match-day style restrictions and providing dining and "spill out" spaces both inside and outside the castle grounds. Of particular interest to us is the... Continue Reading →
Inspired by a message left on our Facebook page, we got to thinking about where someone might go for a ride with their family, once they'd exhausted all the Taff and Ely Trails had to offer. Then it occurred to us that Caerphilly Castle might be a nice day out, yet only a (relatively) short... Continue Reading →
One of the very few upsides to this lockdown experience, aside from normalising working from home, is that cycling is now seeing a resurgence. People are being advised to jump on a bike rather than head to the bus stop or train station if they need to travel anywhere. This has meant that our local... Continue Reading →