March 13, 2011

More poppycock cycling advice from the government.

A few days ago, I said only bad advice circulates on the topic of dooring. Watch this video, and you’ll see what I mean. I agree with the simple suggestion, that one should slow down if […]
March 12, 2011

I have to mention Japan

As major events are going down—9/11, wars, yesterday’s sickening events in Japan—the job of indexing facts still needs to go on. A year from now, we might look back and learn. Train commuters stranded last night […]
March 12, 2011

How to transform your city for cycling, without even getting involved

I have recently been involved in a little the ol’ political activism. We sit around tables in pubs, exchange email addresses, introduce ourselves as non-lycra cyclists (as though that counts at all, and in any case […]
March 10, 2011

Scale model bikes for architectural models

I so miss being a practicing architect, not for the psychedelic shock of seeing things I’ve designed built at 1:1 scale, out there under sky, but for the 1:100 models I would make, back at the […]
March 9, 2011

Dooring: a defensive riding technique.

Ah, the door zone. It gives you three options: 1. Ride on the footpath, slowly, showing excessive courtesy toward pedestrians. 2. Ride a full car width away from parked cars, out in the lane drivers have […]