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 →
Access to Bute Park at the Royal College of Music & Drama
As part of the North Road cycle lane upgrade the builders have had to close off the gate which forms part of the Bute Park Commuter Route. Until the 8th September, access to the park will be by other means. The council has Tweeted the map below. Alternatives... They are suggesting using the entrance to... Continue Reading →
Change you can feel…
Something feels...different. Since this latest crop of Councillors arrived, things have been happening...
Getting started with the new Nextbike scheme…
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?
Encouraging and enabling are not the same thing…
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.
Training! Level 2 On-Road Child Cyclist Training Course – Cardiff Council
The Council is holding a number of child cyclist training courses during August, aimed at children over 9 years old. A course is being held during the school holiday at the Road Safety Centre in Maindy for children aged 9 years and over. The course runs over four mornings and costs £10 per child and... Continue Reading →
Something to read: Transport Project Investigations 2015
Every single one of us has a local councillor. Councillors are our means of instigating change in our own neighbourhoods, so when we tell them about our concerns they put them forward for further investigation. The Council has recently published a mammoth 155 pages of those concerns that were raised by people like you during... Continue Reading →
A petition asking @Cardiffcouncil to provide safe, segregated cycleways and secure parking
Frustrated with the lack of progress Cardiff is making in developing cycling infrastructure, Cycling Cardiff has begun petitioning the Council in the hopes that it'll nudge them along. We are asking Cardiff Council to adopt the London Cycling Design Standards, and by 2020, to provide: Secure and convenient cycle storage outside our homes, where required... Continue Reading →
A New Bus & Cycle Lane on Cathedral Road
Earlier today we posted to Twitter a new transport project that Cardiff Council are consulting on. It is probably fair to say that the feedback was overwhelmingly negative. So, what is it? The plan is to put a south-bound bus lane at the Cowbridge Road end of Cathedral Road, with a north-bound 1.5m wide cycle lane... Continue Reading →
Council Planning Scan for September 2015
Here's our monthly trawl through the council's transport projects and traffic regulation orders to see if there is anything that may make our lives easier. Enfys Route 6 Route 6 is flavour of the month this month with two notable transport projects on the books. First up, the consultation on the new bridge over the... Continue Reading →