When it comes to our bulging western waistlines, there's a lot we can learn from the diets of other nations. Whilst we can learn how not to do food from the USA, over in Japan there's so much we can, ahem, take away from the way they live.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIX39NeNan0 As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day. Since the new Councillors got to work, we've actually acquired some nice new sections of infrastructure. Here's a video of just the new infra, without the boring in-between parts. As of today, the Senghennydd Road section of the primary north/south route is being built. … Continue reading Something to watch: A Cardiff Cycle Infrastructure Super-Cut…
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is far too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that Cardiff's problems are unique to Cardiff. Traffic is a global pandemic. Cities in every corner of the world are wrestling with dangerous levels of pollution; bulging waistlines and despite being more "connected" than ever, our physical bodies have never been so isolated.
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.
At a time when the UK is quietly losing its mind about a bit of snow, a bit of perspective is always helpful.
Here is a quick rundown of the event on Saturday.