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…

Business Booms with more Bicycles…

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Without wishing to sound like a stuck record, your business needs bicycles. We even wrote about why just a couple of weeks ago. However, what we didn't spend much time talking about was bike sharing schemes. They have the potential to be a game-changer for urban retailers and data obtained from MasterCard seems to agree. … Continue reading Business Booms with more Bicycles…

Travel advice for November 12th 2016

Not only are we in the run up to Christmas, the 12th November Cardiff plays host to two major sporting events, including Wales v Argentina in the rugby and Wales v Serbia in the football. One fixture is bad enough, but two?! Understandably, the roads will be a certifiable nightmare and the trains will not … Continue reading Travel advice for November 12th 2016

Bike parking where people need it…

Whilst we are starting to get a picture of where Cardiff's bike parking is, one thing we need to keep our eye on is where it isn't. We've previously bemoaned the lack of additional provision for large events, but in some areas our day-to-day needs are not being met either. We've been building up an … Continue reading Bike parking where people need it…

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…

Active Travel Planning for Large Events…

As a capital city with a number of large venues we do get our fair share of sporting events, concerts and festivals here in Cardiff. However, they often lead to a bit of a transport nightmare for many of us. The trouble is, travel advice for these events is often based around the assumption that people … Continue reading Active Travel Planning for Large Events…

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais

Castell Coch

Visible from most of Cardiff and sat smack-bang on the Taff Trail, Castell Coch is an excellent place to take the bike. However, can you park your bike when you get there? The answer is yes. There's three Sheffield stands to the right of the castle --enough space for six bicycles and allowing you to … Continue reading Castell Coch, Tongwynlais