July 5, 2017

Postcard from Amsterdam, Oslo and… Bogota!

Gentlemen, my activities statement for the period April through June, 2017: FutureBuilt Oslo invited me to give a plenary in that city’s fine city hall. Then, after a short spell at the Amsterdam Cycle Space office, […]
June 28, 2017

Cycling’s Invisible Hand in Spatial Production

Urban planning works something like this: a local government learns the national government is about to spend billions on a piece of road or rail infrastructure that will improve travel times to some land in their […]
June 14, 2017

Amsterdam, where in ten minutes you’re out of the city and cycling.

Casting my eye along the street here in Amsterdam, and seeing only one parked car for every twenty or thirty houses, I am reminded that cities don’t have a problem with cars. They have a problem […]
June 4, 2017

It’s the poor who need indoor bike parking.

While we’re all talking about the strange relationship that appears to exist between gentrification and cycling, let’s have a look at a new Harvard study, led by my good friend Anne Lusk. Reading it you will find […]
June 3, 2017

How a 20 minute bike commute can add 9 years to your life.

Most of us are familiar with Danish epidemiologist Lars Andersen’s work showing how cyclists live longer (a neat little wrap up here).  There’s also the Harvard study that shows cycling, not walking, is a common factor among […]