May 31, 2013

Alternatives to Car Access for Sensitive Sites

Architects do like to congratulate themselves when they design eco tourist resorts. On the coat tails of engineers they produce developments that generate all their own power and recycle all the guests’ shit, but which invariably […]
May 24, 2013

Bike songs: the worst of the worst

Ah, the weekend, and a chance to unwind with the most artless garbage song ever written and passed off to bike nuts, beside which Ronald McDonald House stops looking so much like propaganda. Any more and […]
May 23, 2013

Scollopped streets with cobbled edges

Here’s a way pedestrians’ greater aversion to inclined surfaces, and cyclists’ greater aversion to cobbles, could be used to gently part each of these modes on a shared non-vehicular street. You would leave the intersections and […]
May 23, 2013

The Future of Grocery Shopping

The Danes and the Dutch are too practical. Too Protestant! They leave their cargo bikes outside when they buy groceries, when they could be using them as shopping trollies. Supermarket chains, especially in the suburbs where […]
May 22, 2013

Uneven ground planes and bikes

Walking on a velodrome is like cycling on cobbles. So build inclined and smooth surfaces where you would like to see bikes, and level rough surfaces where you would like to see people walking. This seems […]