Originally posted on ‘Cyclestuff’ the Odoni blog pages.

CycleStuff

Low volume traffic moving steadily.

Wide avenue, Victorian splendour.

Pavement alive with footfall.

Bikes.

More bikes and Llandaff fields greenery

Cafés.

Street life. 

Even. More. Bikes.

Relaxed people. Shopping, cycling, walking,

Parking, locking, talking.  

Heading for the pub, returning from the park. Keepin’ the street alive long after dark.

The green, green shoots of welcome possibility; we all benefit from a People – centric – city.

the city

Cities are for people. Not cars, or delivery vans or  mechanisation. But people. This is the essence of cycling and the welcoming street scape.  As Armstrong famously (and notoriously) wrote, ‘It’s not about the bike’. At least on this issue, he was right. We could see this truth clear as day on Saturday, returning – ironically – by car from my daughter’s birthday party on Penarth Road. Passing the Westgate pub and travelling in the direction of Llandaff along Cathedral Road, the volume…

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