August 22, 2011

I only need a few million, not a few billion, to build a few bridges

Britain's recent work to increase the bike share, means cycling now contributes £2.9b annually to their economy, according to a new report from the London School of Economics. The report's author, the right honorable Alexander Grous, […]
August 21, 2011

By the seat of my non-lycra pants

Ladies, if you would be so kind as to avert your eyes for one moment, I have a rather a delicate issue to broach, with my male readers. Gentlemen, what can be done about this? Wearing […]
August 21, 2011

Inserting a slither of Holland, in a non-cycling city

Copenhaganizing cities where no one living recalls bicycling ever being a mainstream mode of transport, has proven a failure. Short of sending every driver back to be license tested, and at the same time installing segregated […]
August 21, 2011

Urban Design in the age of the bicycle

I am fortunate to have been taught urban design by an unusually articulate professor, Barry Maitland: Cambridge educated; now making a buck as a novelist; all round great guy. I hope I can do justice to […]
August 18, 2011

3 take-home lessons from the US

Everything is a religion in America. I can imagine apathy societies having annual meetings and handing out leaflets. Given this proclivity for zeal among some 300,000,000 well-to-do folk, should we be surprised to learn some of […]