November 26, 2011

By Water, Rail, Parkway or Road? (In places where cycling is an alternative lifestyle)

As far as I can make out, there are 4 main networks of publicly owned space in our cities: waterways, rail corridors, parks and roadways. One of those networks, the road network, is jammed full with […]
November 24, 2011

The Tokenhagen Style Bike Lane

I do so hate to waste your flavour, fellow bicycling advocates, but our quest to remodel car land in the image of Holland or Denmark, is proceding at glacial pace. We have hit yet another thick, […]
November 23, 2011

Greenways for all!

This (Southern Hemisphere) Summer, I shall mostly be cycling in virtual reality, mostly eating Vietnamese prawns, and mostly designing bicycling greenways. I think I love greenways even more than Belgian wheat beer, or even kinky high […]
November 22, 2011

Where to see the bicycling Renaissance

In the cycling Renaissance, Portland is today’s Florence, and the utility bike is the chapel. Design history is being made there, right now. Portland is a sprawling, car dominated, cold and wet city with hills, […]
November 22, 2011


A lifetime seeking out back-routes discarded by drivers, has given me a hermit crab’s view of the world. As cyclists, we’re like that. We colonize space that John West rejects. So I see mountain bike riders […]