Just a quick one to say, if you're on Twitter, a hashtag to keep an eye out for is #hamishing. Inspired by Hamish (@bikewalkscoot) who gets around Cardiff on a Tern HSD and has been finding creative ways to move large and unusual loads around the city. https://twitter.com/BikeWalkScoot/status/1575604399384117248?s=20&t=rNvv1r7L2AR_1x5ohaMPqw I find this tremendously inspiring --cargo bikes,... Continue Reading →
Timmy Mallett’s cycling around Britain
Children of the 80s rejoice! Timmy Mallett is back with more wholesome entertainment. This time he's cycling around the coast of England, Wales and Scotland, along with his paints. Starting out in London, heading south, along the coast to Lands' End, before heading north along the coast to Scotland. As of 16 June (2022) he's... Continue Reading →
Something to read: The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report in 2018, pulling in evidence from 107 experts from 52 countries in order to provide governments around the world with the data behind human-induced climate breakdown. Over two years in the making, this report highlights the multiple interactions between climate change and land. It assesses... Continue Reading →
Something to read: Flagship UN study shows accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere
As warm words about climate change and behaviour change continue to spread on the broadcast news, whilst councils re-open roads to traffic and property investors urge people back to the office, it's perhaps worth reading this UN study. Over the next few years we're going to need to get used to there not being food... Continue Reading →
Share Cardiff – Connecting people, projects and places, for social good
Just a quick note to point out an excellent new resource for those interested in making Cardiff even better than it already is.
Boneshaker’s final issue…
I sit here, feeling as though I missed a great party. Having only discovered the magazine fairly recently it feels like those moments when you've binge-watched a TV show only to discover it has been cancelled; or you've exhausted a late author's back catalogue.
In a sea of cycling magazines focused on selling expensive bikes adorned with the latest incremental tweak, to people who already have bikes, Boneshaker was a breath of fresh air.
Something to read: Money Guru’s #1 Tip For Health, Wealth and Happiness: Drive Less
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.
Something to read: Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations – Public Health Wales
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.
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. Just as with the Katy Freeway expansion, adding new roadway capacity also creates new demand... Continue Reading →
Something to read: The social ideology of the motorcar – Uneven Earth
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 to buy them as well, defrauded motorists realized they had been had. They had been... Continue Reading →