Guest Post: A Bike Restoration Adventure –by @DrewMabey

I’ve been riding around for two years on a battered old bike that I cobbled together from various parts. It started as an ambitious project, but once I had the bike in a rideable condition I lost the motivation to do more. As time went on the components – which weren’t new anyway – began to wear out, leaving me with no choice but to either get rid of the bike or to strip it down and finish what I started. Continue reading Guest Post: A Bike Restoration Adventure –by @DrewMabey

Cardiff Council's Parking Strategy Consultation

Cardiff County Council has begun consulting on its plans for parking in the City. Cardiff’s new Parking Strategy is about Managing Parking for a Liveable City, and will form the basis for decisions relating to parking in Cardiff. Source: Parking Strategy Consultation – Keeping Cardiff Moving Not long ago we talked about the significant price increase affecting the Council’s own on-street parking. In September 2015 prices increased from £5.20 per day to close to £8.00+ in some areas. This was a sign of things to come and, the new parking strategy looks to further discourage commuter traffic from entering the city –thinning out … Continue reading Cardiff Council's Parking Strategy Consultation

Parking charges in Cardiff to increase on Sunday 6th September 2015

We think we are starting to “get” Cardiff Council’s grand plan. Thin out the herd. The cost of parking for 10 hours will rise from £5.20 to £8 but the maximum charge will be for 12 hours, which will cost £10. Source: Parking charges in Cardiff to rocket from a maximum charge of £5.20 to £10 even though 160 drivers objected – Wales Online A little while ago the council was given some extra money to boost walking & cycling –it was awarded the status of “Sustainable Travel City” and told to go off and “make it so“. Whilst we … Continue reading Parking charges in Cardiff to increase on Sunday 6th September 2015

Any port in a storm – Parking your bike in Cardiff

The great thing about cycling around town is that all parking is free. In fact, we don’t think there is a place in Cardiff that’ll charge you to park your bike. However, one problem we’ve encountered on a number of occasions is a lack of guidance on exactly where you can park. Let’s take the local supermarket for example. We know for certain that our nearest supermarket provides cycle parking, but if you look on the website for that particular store, it won’t mention cycle parking at all. We’ve also had to contact a nearby hospital, Royal Glamorgan directly to … Continue reading Any port in a storm – Parking your bike in Cardiff