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

Guest Post: Active Travel Conference 2017 –by @beicwrtaff

Last Thursday I found myself at the Active Travel Conference held here in Cardiff. According to the blurb the conference would “equip practitioners who are involved in the implementation of the Active Travel Act with best practice tools and knowledge. It will also connect professionals in other sectors who have shared aims or where there … Continue reading Guest Post: Active Travel Conference 2017 –by @beicwrtaff

Something to read: Driving…an extinction event –by West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police, the pioneering force behind #opclosepass are excelling themselves right now. Not only are they making waves across the UK with their close pass initiative, they are also producing some fantastic posts on their blog. Their latest one really is a thing of beauty. It'll be uncomfortable reading for any petrolheads among you, … Continue reading Something to read: Driving…an extinction event –by West Midlands Police

Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 1…

In our previous post we said we'd take a deeper dive into Cardiff's Cycling Strategy and share findings with you. However, there's a mind-boggling amount to get through here, so we're going to break things up into a series of posts. Also, it is worth remembering that we've all been hit with what is essentially … Continue reading Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 1…

Drive smoothly to reduce harmful effects of air pollution, says NICE

It's only the 1st day of December but NICE has already given us a gift. They are consulting on their air pollution guidelines until 25th January 2017. However, contrary to what you might have gleaned from the headlines, the document is actually very good for us. “The NICE guidance sets out a strategic range of … Continue reading Drive smoothly to reduce harmful effects of air pollution, says NICE

Wants versus needs

When faced with overwhelming evidence in favour of providing good cycle infrastructure; for people ditching the car and taking to two wheels; and for organisations to do all they can to change our travel habits, you have to wonder why we are still going around in circles after decades of campaigning. There is the cynical … Continue reading Wants versus needs

Pollution exposure out on the bike…

It's a widely held belief that people inside cars are protected from the pollution they create, yet we know this to be false. However, we're not exactly immune to the carcinogenic cocktail of fumes out on our bikes either. Getting our heart rates up, whilst great for our cardiovascular health in ideal conditions, it's not quite … Continue reading Pollution exposure out on the bike…

Something to read: Transport Project Investigations 2015

Every single one of us has a local councillor. Councillors are our means of instigating change in our own neighbourhoods, so when we tell them about our concerns they put them forward for further investigation. The Council has recently published a mammoth 155 pages of those concerns that were raised by people like you during … Continue reading Something to read: Transport Project Investigations 2015

Community Severance

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https://vimeo.com/16399180 A while back we took a quick look into the future and briefly mentioned community severance, but we believe it requires further investigation. Community severance occurs where road traffic (speed or volume) inhibits access to goods, services, or people. Appleyard and Lintell’s seminal study of residents of three urban streets in San Francisco found … Continue reading Community Severance