December 11, 2011

It’s time we started calling it “hate speech”

People who ride bicycles are a good humoured lot. We must be. If we weren’t, we would be naming as “hate speech” every taunt yelled at us from a car window; we would sue newspapers for […]
December 10, 2011

Is cycling in our DNA, or do we just cycle?

Last June I met with a group of bicycle activists in New York, most notably Charles Komoff, famous (among other things) for revitalising Transportation Alternatives during the 80s. I have not blogged about our meeting that […]
December 9, 2011

The hermit crab principle

Early Christians in Rome found shells left abandoned, in the form of Roman basilicas. They moved the entrance from the side to the end, and viola: the latin cross church. The Southern Indian—”Dravidian”—temple form was likewise […]
December 9, 2011

This Summer I will be holidaying from readers’ comments

Who writes lengthy comments below blog posts, calls radio stations, and writes letters to editors? Not me. I dump my personal opinions in a corner of the WWW, for the whole world to ignore, as 8-billion […]
December 8, 2011

So what, if bicycle dependence isn’t for everyone?

I have not made it clear, and perhaps it was not clear to me, that I see bicycle transport as part of an alternative lifestyle. Planners! Blame numbskull planners for any confusion. I have been mixing […]