The Motoring Industrial Complex

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

Cardiff’s Transport and Clean Air Green Paper

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

Why language is important…

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…

Smartcycle – The parking app you’ve been been asking for…

Whilst we did mention it in passing, whilst having a moan about Cardiff Council's new car parking app, we thought Smartcycle deserved a post of its own. Pulling in parking and bike shop data from OpenStreetMap, Smartcycle put the parking information you need in an attractive package. The power of open data If you've been … Continue reading Smartcycle – The parking app you’ve been been asking for…

Spending wisely – season tickets or bicycles?

The new year started out the way it so often does these days, with news that public transport costs are rising once again. This January ticket prices increased by 3.6% --roughly 1% above inflation. These days even a short commute on the train across Cardiff is going to take a considerable bite out of your … Continue reading Spending wisely – season tickets or bicycles?