https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGFR2tYVWBg A very good video this, featuring our local pro mountain biker Manon Carpenter. You'll also no doubt recognise a lot of the locations --the Garth, Graig-y-Allt; Barry Sidings Cafe and many more. It talks about the growth in mountain biking around here, as well as the growing conflict around the informal trails that have... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sA2LeHTIUI If we are serious about moving away from cars, we really need to stop building for them. As we talked about in our LDP post, a new way of looking at urban development needs to be found. We need to move away from US-style suburbs that require a car to get around and arguably... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrfsTNNCbP0 Another excellent video from youtuber Adam Something.
This is an excellent video that gets to the nub of what I've been hovering around for some time. My delve into minimalism, urbanism and investing have led me to a number of troubling realisations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk11vI-7czE The whole film is available to watch for free on Youtube at the moment. It's a difficult watch, but it does raise some important questions about what we humans are doing. My biggest takeaway from it is that in searching for greener alternatives we need to be mindful that we’re not just replacing one... Continue Reading →
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 →
Many moons ago we talked about starting a Slow Roll here in Cardiff. Sadly life got in the way and we never really pursued the idea. Fortunately, DJ Dom Whiting brought his decked-out cargo-bike to Cardiff and showed everyone how it could be done.
It matters little how we got to this place, but I think we need to take a step back. We sit, staring at our phones, pulling down to refresh in the hope that some life-affirming news will appear in our social media feed. When times are bad, we scroll. When times are good, we scroll.... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CurmnLKikyI Just a short one for today, but this loops back around to our relatively recent fork-in-the-road post. There's also a little Easter Egg in there at around 12:50 for people still talking about building a relief road around Newport in the age of remote work. You can spend as much money as you like... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/7IsMeKl-Sv0 Just a short one today, but as we’ve been talking about urban planning lately this short clip about the US love affair with car-dependent sprawl is interesting. I suspect that whilst funding arrangements between local authority and state are going to be different, the principles remain the same. The more you sprawl, the more... Continue Reading →