I'm certainly no historian, but I'd suspect we can thank the industrial revolution for our current commuting predicament. As people started to leave their farms and homesteads to look for work in the growing towns; in the factories and down the mines, people were no longer working where they lived.
Whilst our 9-minute opus on Ethical Investing may have landed like a balloon made from almonds, it seems as though Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank Of England; François Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of Banque de France; and Frank Elderson, the chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System, were of the same mind. Sort of...
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 common wisdom when faced with traffic congestion seems to be that just adding more lanes will sort everything. It won't. Whilst it may initially relieve some pressure, it won't be long before more traffic arrives to fill the space. Just as with the Katy Freeway expansion, adding new roadway capacity also creates new demand... Continue Reading →
When confronted with the prospect of investing in cycling, one of the common retorts is that not everyone can ride a bike.
It's very easy to say, but much more difficult to back up with facts. The first mistake is assuming that everyone can drive, just because you can.