August 4, 2014

Systematically assaulting the e-bike until it is banned.

My last post got under the skin of some pedelec owners, because they know I am right. They picture that gap between their seat tube and their rear tire and hear my critique going around in […]
August 3, 2014

The pedelec as a metaphor for mutant cities of the machine-age

The architectural theorist/historian Kenneth Frampton is best known for teaching architects to mine their own region for wise ways of building, rather than following every international trend. Less known, but even better, is his idea that architects […]
July 31, 2014

Cyclelogistics + Housing = Activation of Lonely Bike Routes

Guys and gals, it has occurred to that: 1. most cities have a few lonely cycleways running through logistics land. I’m thinking in particular of a cycleway that I used to ride every day, wedged between […]
July 16, 2014

Speaking out against lesser evils

The trick to looking like a vital activist is to rally people against an unarguable evil that they’ll never be able to change. Movie stars, politicians and crowds will always come out to walk against “want”, […]
July 11, 2014

Dry & drive, or drink & ride?

To spare myself the trouble of looking up the actual law, I’ll just tell you what a former police officer recently told me, that cops on the beat are no more concerned about drunken people on […]