January 24, 2012

Why mourn loss of car industry, when we can’t even make our own bikes?

My government subsidises car manufacturing, here in Australia. If ever we are “isolated” (that is, too poor to buy cars from overseas), at least we will have the skills here, to build our own piece of […]
January 23, 2012

Contamination: seeing is believing

Monopoly boards should have gasworks for sale. They would be cheap to buy, and earn fabulous fines from other players, but next time the family took out their set for game, they would find the whole […]
January 22, 2012

Should cyclists pay road tax?

Yes, conditional on taxes on driving, rising proportionally. There in Hypothetical City, drivers were paying road taxes to the tune of $100 per year. It was decided bike riders should pay the same. But when it […]
January 21, 2012

Qualified to debunk vehicular cycling

Let me tell you, just how mightily qualified I do be, to debunk the principle of vehicular cycling. I borrowed the doctrine’s Good Book, Effective Cycling, from my local library in 1993, back when I had […]
January 19, 2012

Shane Warne highlights stupidity of traffic planners

There are people in this country who look to Shane Warne as a role model, who we can automatically assume to be dumb enough to be dangerous. Mr Warne is already guilty of inciting his followers […]