May 9, 2016

“Street-legal” sports bikes. The next best thing for the city.

“Smug is blindness, I don’t want to see.” Bono sang that, if I’m right. The urban cycling demographics, smug as we are, are blind to the #1 function of the street, which is to provide a stage on which […]
May 7, 2016

When lobbying government actually makes sense.

You know what I find so infuriating about armchair urbanists, my (former) colleagues in academia, and the bicycle advocacy community? It’s this idea that legislators should listen to them, not their voters. So they lobby. How […]
May 5, 2016

Thankfully cycling won’t have a Steve Jobs

Aren’t you bored by all of these Steve Jobs wannabes? I’m meeting them everywhere. It seems every narcissist in every field (including here in the bike world) has a mentor, mater and new excuse. What they […]
April 4, 2016


Oh shoot, I done gone traded my “academic freedom” to say what I like, for corporate and government clients. But then I think: “Dr. Behooving, you were a corporate stooge anyhow!” Universities are as Adam Smith wrote […]
March 12, 2016

The sound of Australian motordom drowning

Now this whole business about a police crackdown and steep fines for loose shoelaces for anyone cycling in Sydney: you know it’s Australian motordom’s final gasp before drowning, right, don’t you? The death is evident however you look, […]