Just a quick one to say, if you're on Twitter, a hashtag to keep an eye out for is #hamishing. Inspired by Hamish (@bikewalkscoot) who gets around Cardiff on a Tern HSD and has been finding creative ways to move large and unusual loads around the city. https://twitter.com/BikeWalkScoot/status/1575604399384117248?s=20&t=rNvv1r7L2AR_1x5ohaMPqw I find this tremendously inspiring --cargo bikes,... Continue Reading →
A few months later…
It doesn't feel all that long ago that I put the fear to one side and just got back to riding my bike again, but it has been a few months. Going from very little exercise to something resembling a training plan has been quite profound and...I have thoughts. Where I was... I won't beat... Continue Reading →
Something to watch: Trails on Trial – A film by Manon Carpenter and Dwaco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGFR2tYVWBg A very good video this, featuring our local pro mountain biker Manon Carpenter. You'll also no doubt recognise a lot of the locations --the Garth, Graig-y-Allt; Barry Sidings Cafe and many more. It talks about the growth in mountain biking around here, as well as the growing conflict around the informal trails that have... Continue Reading →
Balancing Safety with Biodiversity
We all want to feel safe when out and about, whether we are cycling or walking. We may ask for routes to be created to facilitate that, but we need to be mindful of not just where they are and where they go, but also how they work with the biodiversity of the areas they... Continue Reading →
How We End Consumerism
This is an excellent video that gets to the nub of what I've been hovering around for some time. My delve into minimalism, urbanism and investing have led me to a number of troubling realisations.
Something to read: Revised Active Travel Act guidance
Good news everyone, a revised version of the Active Travel Act guidance has been published. Weighing in at 476 pages; a whole 42 MegaBytes of guidance includes best practice on infrastructure design and gives guidance on how to provide related facilities such as cycle parking. This revised guidance provides the mandate to act on this... Continue Reading →
If you've ever thought to yourself "this place could really do with a cycle route, or a pavement to walk on that doesn't require a keen sense of balance", Commonplace is for you. The Welsh Government is promoting Commonplace as a platform to engage the community and identify the areas that need an intervention. Have... Continue Reading →
The Canal Quarter and Cardiff East Transport Scheme – Oooh, yes…
Let us take you back in time, to the days of Cardiff's industrial past. Barges brought coal, iron and steel up and down the valleys to the port and out into the wide world. But then at the turn of the 20th century the world changed. The barges started to disappear, the canals were paved... Continue Reading →
New east-west cycleway on the way as part of the city’s recovery plan
The good news just keeps on coming. The council has announced that two new trial cycleways are going to be installed --the much needed cross-city route from Leckwith Road to Newport Road, plus a new bay route linking Tyndall Street with Callaghan Square, Penarth Road etc.
New & Shiny…
I think it is fair to say that Cardiff Council are not mucking about at the moment. They're building some fantastic infrastructure and they seem to be doing it really quickly.