An Anecdotal Example of Cardiff’s Congestion Problem

Before we start: yes I know this is a personal anecdote and not a fully fledged data/evidence backed peer reviewed analysis but that's not to say we shouldn't ignore the experiences we, er, experience on our daily business. I commute in Cardiff by bike. My route is about 20-25 minutes depending on how quick or … Continue reading An Anecdotal Example of Cardiff’s Congestion Problem

About that ‘50% of journeys by sustainable transport’ aim…

In the Council's transport strategy it is said that they are aiming for 50% of journeys made by sustainable means. How this 50% is broken down isn't clear, but the council certainly has its work cut out if it wants to grow bus trips, not to mention trips by bike. Cost per mile... This week … Continue reading About that ‘50% of journeys by sustainable transport’ aim…

Traffic jams, congestion, cognitive dissonance…

Traffic agency Inrix analysed traffic and congestion in 1,064 cities across 38 countries worldwide, including Cardiff. It worked out that the average cost to Cardiff's drivers of being sat in their own congestion was £939 per year. You can read Cardiff's scorecard here, but it says that 9% of a driver's time is spent in queues, … Continue reading Traffic jams, congestion, cognitive dissonance…