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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 →
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.