November 1, 2017

gross generalizations about other nations

The title is non-capitalised, because I’m just writing for fun. As an academic I travelled a lot, but aside from a long stint in New York was never really exposed to a culture. In the past […]
October 31, 2017

Cycling: it’s too smart to be grouped with “smart cities”

If you’re in bike advocacy, you would have had it happen to you: being sat at the card table with the smart cities geeks. Given the things cycling can do for cities, we ought to be […]
October 12, 2017

Public funding for egg-head urbanism, while there’s none for innovation with bikes.

Is it just me, or are other people thinking governments distort human progress when they fund technological research? Think of it this way, how there are next to no grants you could apply for to find […]
October 8, 2017

Protected bike lanes: the Beta cassettes of bicycle planning

  They may well be remembered as the Beta cassettes of bicycle planning. In cities like Copenhagen and Amsterdam, that retained high bike modal shares when cities elsewhere in the world had lost cycling completely, they […]
September 17, 2017


We’ve been celebrating the wrong cities as bicycling paradises. We’ve been spruiking high bike modal share stats, forgetting these typically reflect major inadequacies in public transport. We’ve been celebrating the stoicism of people waiting at lights in the […]