It is far too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that Cardiff's problems are unique to Cardiff. Traffic is a global pandemic. Cities in every corner of the world are wrestling with dangerous levels of pollution; bulging waistlines and despite being more "connected" than ever, our physical bodies have never been so isolated.
As a species it is probably fair to say that we don't always have the answers. Thanks to giant leaps in scientific discovery, we often find that just because something has become "normal", it doesn't always mean that it was right.
Whilst I try to send you off on your weekends with something to inspire you, a phrase caught our attention this week that required further investigation. A long while ago I wrote about why nothing ever changes. Whilst human nature is a big part of it, the symbiotic relationship between the economy and motoring is … Continue reading The Motoring Industrial Complex
The council has just published its transport and clean air green paper and is seeking comments from all of us on some of the ideas it is putting forward. A far cry from the frankly dismal Economic green paper we've already talked about, this document has some genuinely interesting ideas for how we can change … Continue reading Cardiff’s Transport and Clean Air Green Paper
Cardiff may be a fairly new city in the grand scheme of things, but thanks to the changing needs of the population over the past two centuries it has become a collection of different ideas, all somehow blended together. Whilst some ideas may have made sense at the time, others should be consigned to history and forgotten.
One thing the snow can give us is a sense of perspective. Just like at Christmas, everything stops. We stay at home; we spend time with our families and we get out and walk places. Our world falls silent.
At a time when the UK is quietly losing its mind about a bit of snow, a bit of perspective is always helpful.
The council is currently consulting on its economic green paper. It's a roadmap that aims to boost the various zones around Cardiff that have developed over the years.
One of the most frustrating things about life is the ongoing battle for understanding. Words are incredibly powerful, but when you can't find the right one your message can be lost, or worse still, misconstrued. However, language can also be misused and manipulated, either deliberately or accidentally. This seems to be particularly prevelant in the … Continue reading Why language is important…
One of the surprising discoveries of this new focus on the rough stuff is that my buddies seem to be up for it too. Today we are talking about a route that our good friend Drew came up with. Getting there... Whilst our ride started from the bottom of the Penrhos Cutting in Taffs Well, … Continue reading Route: Over the top…