Could you manage without a car?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha7VKDNLHpE 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 … Continue reading Could you manage without a car?

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Cardiff's Forthcoming Growth Spurt…

In case you missed it, Cardiff Council has had the go-ahead for a massive new development plan, which will include around 41,400 new homes in a number of locations around Cardiff. Some of these homes have already been built, but there are 5,000 homes planned for the pretty, green area between Radyr and St Fagans; … Continue reading Cardiff's Forthcoming Growth Spurt…

The Perils of Pavement Cycling and One-sided Tabloid Articles…

Whilst we are no fans of the Western Mail's brand of inflammatory tabloid-quality reporting, one article published this week deserves some further thought. They lead with the notion that "only" 11 people on bikes were fined for riding on the pavements in the whole of Wales last year. However, Cardiff Council and no doubt others … Continue reading The Perils of Pavement Cycling and One-sided Tabloid Articles…

Active journeys, whatever the weather

Today, Sustrans Cymru launched its Active Journeys to Schools Programme, part of a big drive to get school children travelling to school by bike, scooter or on foot. Sustrans works with many schools throughout Wales, enabling more children to travel to school by bike, scooter or on foot. We provide information, training and support to … Continue reading Active journeys, whatever the weather

The Active Travel Independent Report and the Rhondda Tunnel

There's some new reading material to get our heads around on Welsh Government's Active Travel pages. First up, we have Professor Stuart Cole's report, commissioned by the Minister for Economy, Science & Transport. The active travel independent report by Professor Stuart Cole follows on from the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 and the subsequent documents … Continue reading The Active Travel Independent Report and the Rhondda Tunnel

Welsh Active Travel Conference 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijf_IZyCPCM On 5th November the 2015 Active Travel conference took place in Cardiff. If you were unable to go, the Welsh Government has published a handy summary video to its Youtube channel. One person who did go along was Simon Nurse, General Manager of Odoni-Elwell. Highlighting the flaws of a  presumptuous approach to infrastructure and the … Continue reading Welsh Active Travel Conference 2015

Rhondda Cynon Taf Active Travel Consultation

As another neighbouring county, many of you will be interested to note that Rhondda Cynon Taf's active travel consultation is now live. Rhondda Cynon Taf Council would like you to share your views on the active travel routes that you currently use and which routes you would like to see developed in the future. Source: … Continue reading Rhondda Cynon Taf Active Travel Consultation

Cardiff's Active Travel Existing Route Map Consultation

Good news everyone! No sooner had the Vale begun consulting on Active Travel, Cardiff Council has now joined in too. The Draft Existing Routes Map for Cardiff is now available and we want your views on the suitability of the routes shown on the Draft Existing Routes Map. via Cardiff Council You can go straight to the … Continue reading Cardiff's Active Travel Existing Route Map Consultation

Vale of Glamorgan Active Travel Consultation 2015

As part of the process of identifying the Vale's existing active travel routes, the Council has launched a public consultation exercise to gather the views of local residents and key stakeholders. The consultation will run from Thursday 01 October 2015 to Friday 18 December 2015. You can have your say by completing the online survey … Continue reading Vale of Glamorgan Active Travel Consultation 2015