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?
Good news, everyone! Cardiff Council and Nextbike have announced that its new bike hire scheme will be arriving next spring. From May 2018 the scheme will include 250 bikes across 25 docking stations, before ramping up in 2019 to 500 bikes across 50 stations. How it'll work... It's difficult to talk about a bike hire … Continue reading Cardiff’s bike hire scheme arriving in May 2018
We don't have much in the way of dedicated cycleways here in Cardiff. So rare are they that when you try to ride in one, pedestrians often look at you strangely when you calmly suggest they might want to return to their demarcated side.
When it comes to getting your point across, there are few things more useful in making your case than a well presented set of data.
When Isaac Asimov wrote about the three laws of robotics way back in 1942 he was no doubt imagining a world where humanoid robots walked the earth, doing household chores and generally making themselves useful. He probably hadn't anticipated these robots being 1-tonne metal boxes designed to carry humans around at high-speed.
It has been a while since we've had a transport project to talk about. We've been playing a game of wait and see, hoping that the Transport Plan and the Cycling Strategy would bare fruit.
It's fair to say that much of the cycle infrastructure we see in cities across the country leave a lot to be desired, but Advanced Stop Lines are downright sinister when you start to think about it. Many of you will already have heard about lorries and their infamous blind spots, but it turns out … Continue reading Blind Spots, Advanced Stop Lines and why they are a trap
The dust is finally starting to settle after a busy few months of consultations and elections, so it is probably a good time to talk about where we go from here. With the local elections returning a Labour council, there should be some certainty in the way things are heading here in Cardiff. The Cycle … Continue reading Strategies, network maps and what happens next…
Is there anyone out there who could, with hand on heart, say that they can run or walk further than they could cycle? We would suspect that the number of people who would say yes to that are small and are either being economical with the truth or just being difficult. A human with a … Continue reading Bicycles as Mobility Aids
It’s no secret that our local villages and our town centres are struggling. The way we buy things has changed for a number of reasons and the smaller shops within our communities are paying the price. However, there are some who believe that the cost of car parking is the reason people are shopping elsewhere, … Continue reading The Local Economy and the Free Parking Myth