At the April 2019 Cardiff Cycle City meeting, Dafydd Trystan came to talk to us about some of the work they have been doing down at Ysgol Hammadryad to foster an active travel culture.
Last time we didn't get around to looking at some of the infrastructure at the southern end of town, particularly the new "cycle street" on Taff Embankment, as well as some old relics on Clarence bridge and James Street.
Whilst cycling is back in the limelight once again and our current crop of councillors have put together a very encouraging strategy for growing cycling in Cardiff, cycle infrastructure has existed in Cardiff in many forms for many years.
The new Nextbike hire scheme has official launched in Cardiff and most of Cardiff's inner city areas now have at least one station. If you live or work in Cathays, Roath, Grangetown, Cardiff Bay or any of the other locations coming online as we type this, you can go and rent a bike. So, how do you get started?
There are two words that are often used interchangeably when it comes to cycling, 'Encouraging' and 'enabling'. Both are positive-sounding words beginning with the same two letters and ending with the same three, but that is where the similarities end.
How many of Cardiff's businesses would be willing to sign up to something like this?
If you own a business in Cardiff and you are not embracing bicycles for deliveries or for your employees, you're missing a trick. Whether it is for the last mile or just getting to the office on time, the bicycle is the solution to urban mobility that has been sat under everyone's noses since the … Continue reading Why your business needs bicycles
We don't have much in the way of dedicated cycleways here in Cardiff. So rare are they that when you try to ride in one, pedestrians often look at you strangely when you calmly suggest they might want to return to their demarcated side.
The dust is finally starting to settle after a busy few months of consultations and elections, so it is probably a good time to talk about where we go from here. With the local elections returning a Labour council, there should be some certainty in the way things are heading here in Cardiff. The Cycle … Continue reading Strategies, network maps and what happens next…
Now that the dust has settled on the Assembly elections, a cabinet selected and portfolios revealed it is clear that things have changed since the last term. Most of the job titles for the top jobs have changed, but there are some interesting changes and a cause for optimism where active travel is concerned. Not … Continue reading Active Travel – Looking ahead to another Assembly term…