Have your say on the refresh of the Active Travel Design Guidance…

This week the Welsh Government issued its latest Active Travel newsletter. It suggests that the Active Travel Design Guidance is due for a refresh and invites you to email the active travel team with your suggestions. Since the guidance was first issued things have moved on a little, with innovative new ideas coming to light and infrastructure such as we’ve seen appear in London in recent years proving that if you provide separation from traffic, people of all ages and abilities will cycle. This is an opportunity to raise the bar a little. The design guidance was good for its … Continue reading Have your say on the refresh of the Active Travel Design Guidance…

#ChooseCycling Charter launches!

British Cycling has just launched its #ChooseCycling Charter with the aim of transforming Britain into a true cycling nation. The charter is formed of three strands –Better places; Smarter investment; and Strong leadership. It echoes many of the aims we’ve heard a number of times already — a programme to deliver networks of cycle infrastructure; investment of around 5% of the transport budgets and bold leadership from politicians. It recommends the adoption of segregated cycle lanes alongside main roads; coupled with quiet routes along residential roads. Rebecca Evans, minister for social services and public health said: “We want Wales to become a … Continue reading #ChooseCycling Charter launches!

Could you manage without a car?

A little while ago the BBC did this short piece on envisaging towns without cars. Here in Cardiff people are quite attached to their cars, but times are supposed to be changing. This motoring fixation, as we’ve discussed many times before, has a cost –aside from spending nearly a week sitting in traffic jams every year. It has a financial cost for all of us, but also an environmental and societal one as well. As you know, we try to provide practical and positive solutions to problems wherever they present themselves, so we thought we’d have a crack at this … Continue reading Could you manage without a car?