Ever on the lookout for easily digestible ways for people to understand the economic arguments for bike lanes, we need only look at what has already been done around the world. Continue reading Something to watch: Why protected bike lanes are more valuable than parking spaces…
We’re big fans of Cardiff Cycle Workshop. Not only do they give old bicycles a fresh start, they train people to fix their own, or even to fix others.
They recently sat down with Lynsey and Richard from the Seismic podcast to talk about what they do. Continue reading Something to listen to: Seismic Podcast – Cardiff Cycle Workshop
Pete Adeney, also known as Mr Money Mustache retired at 30, mostly through a combination of living frugally and by saving money where he could. Unsurprisingly, one of Adeney’s main money-saving mechanisms was riding a bicycle instead of a car. … Continue reading Something to read: Money Guru’s #1 Tip For Health, Wealth & Happiness: Drive Less
Cardiff’s new Nextbike scheme has been something of a revelation. Being the cheapest, fastest way around the city, it’s hardly surprising that the scheme continues to expand.
However, nobody would so bold as to say those bikes are light, or those three speeds in any way adequate for hilly terrain. Tom Donne clearly thought otherwise. Continue reading Tom Donne takes on the Garth Mountain with a NextBike!
Public Health Wales has published a response to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.
Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations talks about the importance of activity-friendly neighbourhoods and the importance of green spaces. Continue reading Something to read: Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations – Public Health Wales
The common wisdom when faced with traffic congestion seems to be that just adding more lanes will sort everything. It won’t. Whilst it may initially relieve some pressure, it won’t be long before more traffic arrives to fill the space. … Continue reading ‘Induced Demand’
Great video here from GCN, which should be required viewing for the men out there. Apparently there is a women’s version in the works too. Continue reading Something to watch: Is cycling bad for men's sexual health?
The folks at Uneven Earth tracked down and re-published this essay from 1973 by André Gorz, a philosopher and journalist. It’s as relevant today as it was back then. People rushed to buy cars until, as the working class began … Continue reading Something to read: The social ideology of the motorcar – Uneven Earth
Whilst not strictly about cycling, as users of sustainable transport we have a role to play in making our world a better place. This rather fascinating piece in the New York Times is required reading. Grab a coffee, perhaps utilise your browser’s reader feature (because the white text on black is tough on the eyes) and give this a good read through. This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change. Complementing … Continue reading Something to read: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change – The New York Times
To some the idea of spending all day riding your bike and getting paid for it would be a dream come true.
But factor in the low pay, the danger and the weather and it takes a unique bunch of people to stick to a bike messenger job. Continue reading Something to watch: Murder of Couriers – A Bike Messenger Documentary