If you live in Cardiff, living on a traffic sewer and have a mind for science, I think I may have an experiment for you. WeCount is a project operating in Cardiff that involves installing a sensor on an upstairs window facing the road. It will count the cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians that pass... Continue Reading →
Whilst we've talked about the sheer amount of money that is spent each year marketing cars to people, not to mention the realities those ads tend to gloss over, the ads themselves are often designed to sell a lifestyle or to prey on our insecurities. I recently came across a couple of spoof ads that... 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 →
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 →
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 →
Ever on the lookout for cycling documentaries, Why We Cycle is one of the best I’ve seen in quiet a while. It delves into why and how the Dutch have thoroughly embraced cycling. It also talks about the lesser thought-of benefits of cycling to our communities, such as the ability to see and to communicate with the people around us through body language.
Just a quick note to point out an excellent new resource for those interested in making Cardiff even better than it already is.
It's easy to become frustrated, particularly when trying to change behaviour, when people continue to do what it is you are trying to stop them from doing.
Why do people continue to do the thing that makes them fat, skint and stressed when healthier, cheaper and more rewarding alternatives exist?
Armed with a GoPro I took a ride around a loop we talked about way back in 2018 called Easy Does It.