Cardiff may be a fairly new city in the grand scheme of things, but thanks to the changing needs of the population over the past two centuries it has become a collection of different ideas, all somehow blended together. Whilst some ideas may have made sense at the time, others should be consigned to history and forgotten.
One thing the snow can give us is a sense of perspective. Just like at Christmas, everything stops. We stay at home; we spend time with our families and we get out and walk places. Our world falls silent.
As 2017 draws to a close it is as good a time as any to take stock on what 2017 gave us, both good and bad, before looking ahead to what 2018 is likely to bring.
Good news, everyone! Cardiff Council and Nextbike have announced that its new bike hire scheme will be arriving next spring. From May 2018 the scheme will include 250 bikes across 25 docking stations, before ramping up in 2019 to 500 bikes across 50 stations. How it'll work... It's difficult to talk about a bike hire … Continue reading Cardiff’s bike hire scheme arriving in May 2018
How many of Cardiff's businesses would be willing to sign up to something like this?
There's nothing quite like Cardiff on a match day. Thousands of nervously excited fans adorned in red jerseys make their way into Cardiff expecting another thrilling yet valiant defeat to one of the Southern Hemisphere giants. Today we face off against New Zealand --one of the few sides in the world it is almost acceptable … Continue reading Match days
The bike may be one of the greenest, most efficient forms of transport out there but creating one from scratch still requires a considerable amount of energy. However, unlike a car a good bike may have decades of life ahead of it, only needing a periodic change of a few wearable items that are inexpensive … Continue reading The Circular Economy and Cycling…
With London seemingly blazing a trail here in the UK for cycle-friendly urban planning there has been a lot of talk about "Mini Holland" schemes. Now that we know that we are going to get their "cycle superhighways" by 2020, we wondered what it would be like if we had the odd Mini Holland scheme … Continue reading ‘Mini Holland’ Schemes…
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…
The BBC reports that bicycle thefts in Cardiff are up by 57% in just five years. Part of this is likely to be down to there being a lot more of us now, but there's far more to it than that. According to the figures, obtained via a Freedom of Information request, most thefts were … Continue reading Cardiff bicycle thefts rise by 57% in five years – via BBC News