March 30, 2015

Office bike parking explained for the non-superstitious.

How are things with bike parking there where you work? Around my way, things haven’t been perfect. But that’s good. If the whole world were perfect I would have nothing to write about, would I? Then […]
March 23, 2015

We the pork hunts who get rained on

It was a shame when Newcastle ska band The Porkers were made to change their name from The Pork Hunts. The only upside was it left the name free for we pork hunts who get rained on […]
March 20, 2015

The working class / peasant divide

The longer I am away from my working class hometown of Newcastle, the more I am feeling the truth of Marx’s claim that the industrial revolution was creating a new class of people, the working class, […]
March 19, 2015

My 10 year old’s thoughts about Brisbane’s low lands.

Thanks to their talent agent father Mikael, a lot of us in the bike planning world are familiar with the wise words of young urbanists The LuLu and Felix—both bonza kids it is true. So let […]
March 18, 2015

The Suburb’s Fortgotten Appendix

I’ll admit I never thought much about footpaths before moving to a state of Australia where cycling on them is legal. But oh how I defend that barrier protected strip of concrete at the side of […]