Have your say on the refresh of the Active Travel Design Guidance…

This week the Welsh Government issued its latest Active Travel newsletter. It suggests that the Active Travel Design Guidance is due for a refresh and invites you to email the active travel team with your suggestions. Since the guidance was first issued things have moved on a little, with innovative new ideas coming to light

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#ChooseCycling Charter launches!

British Cycling has just launched its #ChooseCycling Charter with the aim of transforming Britain into a true cycling nation. The charter is formed of three strands –Better places; Smarter investment; and Strong leadership. It echoes many of the aims we’ve heard a number of times already — a programme to deliver networks of cycle infrastructure; investment of

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Cardiff’s Forthcoming Growth Spurt…

In case you missed it, Cardiff Council has had the go-ahead for a massive new development plan, which will include around 41,400 new homes in a number of locations around Cardiff. Some of these homes have already been built, but there are 5,000 homes planned for the pretty, green area between Radyr and St Fagans;

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The Perils of Pavement Cycling and One-sided Tabloid Articles…

Whilst we are no fans of the Western Mail’s brand of inflammatory tabloid-quality reporting, one article published this week deserves some further thought. They lead with the notion that “only” 11 people on bikes were fined for riding on the pavements in the whole of Wales last year. However, Cardiff Council and no doubt others

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Active journeys, whatever the weather

Today, Sustrans Cymru launched its Active Journeys to Schools Programme, part of a big drive to get school children travelling to school by bike, scooter or on foot. Sustrans works with many schools throughout Wales, enabling more children to travel to school by bike, scooter or on foot. We provide information, training and support to

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The Active Travel Independent Report and the Rhondda Tunnel

There’s some new reading material to get our heads around on Welsh Government’s Active Travel pages. First up, we have Professor Stuart Cole’s report, commissioned by the Minister for Economy, Science & Transport. The active travel independent report by Professor Stuart Cole follows on from the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 and the subsequent documents

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Welsh Active Travel Conference 2015

On 5th November the 2015 Active Travel conference took place in Cardiff. If you were unable to go, the Welsh Government has published a handy summary video to its Youtube channel. One person who did go along was Simon Nurse, General Manager of Odoni-Elwell. Highlighting the flaws of a  presumptuous approach to infrastructure and the often

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