The new Nextbike hire scheme has official launched in Cardiff and most of Cardiff's inner city areas now have at least one station. If you live or work in Cathays, Roath, Grangetown, Cardiff Bay or any of the other locations coming online as we type this, you can go and rent a bike. So, how do you get started?
There are two words that are often used interchangeably when it comes to cycling, 'Encouraging' and 'enabling'. Both are positive-sounding words beginning with the same two letters and ending with the same three, but that is where the similarities end.
How many of Cardiff's businesses would be willing to sign up to something like this?
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.
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…
Now that the dust has settled on the Assembly elections, a cabinet selected and portfolios revealed it is clear that things have changed since the last term. Most of the job titles for the top jobs have changed, but there are some interesting changes and a cause for optimism where active travel is concerned. Not … Continue reading Active Travel – Looking ahead to another Assembly term…
Hot on the heels of the National Assembly for Wales' report into active travel, the Welsh Government has now published its plan of action. The action plan, to its credit, does a fair job of addressing many of the broad issues raised by the Assembly Members involved in the report, including issues of funding, promotion … Continue reading Something to read: Active Travel Action Plan – February 2016
The National Assembly for Wales has published a cross-party report into the Active Travel Act's somewhat subdued first year... The report can either be read as a whizzy Adobe Slate page, or you can read the full 20 page PDF. Perhaps the most comforting thing about the document is that it echoes many of the … Continue reading Something to read: Active Travel – The Start of the Journey
Big changes are afoot in Cardiff, not least for those of us whom get around by bike. The Active Travel Act is here; the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act is here; and the Capital Region Metro is on the way. However, looking at the recently published "existing route map" that Cardiff Council consulted on until … Continue reading Cardiff and the Active Travel Act
The Active Travel Act (Wales) 2013 was given Royal Assent in November 2013. It places a duty on local authorities to plan for and continuously improve facilities for walkers and cyclists to promote active forms of travel. The Act is all about getting people to commute and do their short journeys on foot or on … Continue reading Active Travel in Wales – Have your say…