September 8, 2015

Activists, advocates…scabs.

I have a vested interest in writing this: too many so-called bicycle advocates belong to a category my unionist forebears would have called scabs. More polite, but less accurate are words like dilettante, outsider, amateur or non-professional. Some […]
September 7, 2015

Car Land verses Bike Land in a real war.

It is not so much a war between drivers and cyclists as a war on city dwellers by those in the suburbs. The car and bike are merely the emblems that each side has taken, as though we each […]
September 3, 2015

The late night transport dilemma

One of the pleasures of cycling is the middle finger it raises to the petite bourgeoisie. It is precisely because I am the embodiment, already, of the Radio National listener’s whole list of things to aspire to that I must eat McDonalds, […]
August 28, 2015

A glossary for bicycle planning

There have clearly been some leaps in bicycle planning in the past decade. The onus for safety has shifted from riders to planners. The concerns of prospective cyclists now carry more weight than those of the […]
August 23, 2015

The Shared Path. Let’s talk about that.

As one who has never worked an honest day in his life, the routes I choose for everyday trips tend to be ones built with an eye to the leisure cyclist, dog walker, pram pusher etc.. Even in […]