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?

Helmetcam footage, Operation SNAP and Social Media…

While we wait patiently for things to get better for us cyclists here in Cardiff, many of us have taken to riding with cameras to document near misses and poor driving. Operation SNAP is GoSafe Cymru's new scheme for reporting offences and submitting video footage. However, when it comes to the pursuit of justice there … Continue reading Helmetcam footage, Operation SNAP and Social Media…

The fastest way to commute into Cardiff…

We know that cycling is by far the best way to get around Cardiff and most of you no doubt know this too. However, WalesOnline has conducted a little experiment to see how it compares to other forms of transport. Of course the bicycle wins... Starting from the same location in Whitchurch at 8:15am, five … Continue reading The fastest way to commute into Cardiff…

Lorries, bicycles and desperately misguided safety campaigns…

If you've been in earshot of a social media storm raging this week, chances are it was as a result of the Department for Transport's laudable but tragically misguided new safety campaign. We've talked about lorries before. We even wrote a post about how we need to talk about lorries. They are definitely a problem … Continue reading Lorries, bicycles and desperately misguided safety campaigns…