Traffic jams, congestion, cognitive dissonance…

Traffic agency Inrix analysed traffic and congestion in 1,064 cities across 38 countries worldwide, including Cardiff. It worked out that the average cost to Cardiff's drivers of being sat in their own congestion was £939 per year. You can read Cardiff's scorecard here, but it says that 9% of a driver's time is spent in queues, … Continue reading Traffic jams, congestion, cognitive dissonance…

About that bus interchange at Waungron Park…

The council has recently been discussing a seemingly controversial proposal to redevelop the former waste site at Waungron Park and turn it into a bus interchange. This appears to have divided opinion among councillors and pundits alike. However, as it relates to the Transport Strategy and the LDP, we should take a look at it if … Continue reading About that bus interchange at Waungron Park…

Responding to the Cardiff Integrated Network Map Consultation…

The consultation for the Integrated Network Maps is now open, so it would be a good idea if as many of us responded to it as possible. It is vitally important that all of you who are interested in seeing active travel, be that walking or cycling, get involved in this consultation. However, cycle routes … Continue reading Responding to the Cardiff Integrated Network Map Consultation…

Cardiff’s Transport Strategy…

Hot on the heels of the draft cycling strategy we now have the overall Transport strategy to digest and respond to. This time the focus is on all forms of transport used within Cardiff but it allows us to see where cycling fits into the grand scheme of things. Reassuringly the cycling strategy is a major component … Continue reading Cardiff’s Transport Strategy…

Goitre Fach Farm – More from Site C of the Local Development Plan…

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On the agenda for the 14th December 2016 Cardiff Council Planning Committee is another development for Site C of the Local Development Plan. Goitre Fach Farm is another area of proposed housing to the west of Llantrisant Road, neighbouring the Plasdwr development we talked about previously. From our perspective and, in the context of the … Continue reading Goitre Fach Farm – More from Site C of the Local Development Plan…

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…

Cardiff’s Forthcoming Cycling Strategy – What we would like to see…

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The Council is currently beavering away at its new cycling strategy, which will hopefully pave the way for some ambitious integrated network plans come September 2017. The previous strategy arrived before the Active Travel Act, along with its own design guidance and the Enfys map many of us are familiar with. To say the previous strategy … Continue reading Cardiff’s Forthcoming Cycling Strategy – What we would like to see…

How Protected Cycle Lanes Could Work in Cardiff…

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With cities around the UK adopting dedicated infrastructure to boost cycling rates, often to great effect, we thought it would be fun to have a think about how Cardiff might follow suit. Of course, this is entirely pie-in-the-sky but it is nice to dream. After our frankly depressing helmet post, it's probably about time we … Continue reading How Protected Cycle Lanes Could Work in Cardiff…

Cardiff set to have new bike hire scheme

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It appears that the rumours were true and we are indeed going to get a new bike share scheme. Rising from the ashes of the ill-fated Oybike, the planned scheme looks to be much bigger, with 500 bikes scattered across Cardiff. However, this time it'll be funded through sponsorship income, rather than the council's budget. … Continue reading Cardiff set to have new bike hire scheme

Something to watch: The Gaman Spirit – Why Cycling works in Tokyo

https://vimeo.com/157120644 By pinning our hopes on Dutch-standard infrastructure, we may have been getting a little ahead of ourselves. Despite having next to no infrastructure, cycling in Tokyo enjoys a 14% modal share. There are lessons for us in Cardiff to learn here. The city is very small, just like Cardiff. Taxi's and buses make cyclists … Continue reading Something to watch: The Gaman Spirit – Why Cycling works in Tokyo