June 3, 2013

New York set to see some Italian style cycling

As one of the few cities I’ve ever lived in long enough to require a non-tourist Visa, or enrol my children in school, I have a sense about how things could play out in New York, […]
June 1, 2013

Towers in a Bike Park

Two problems with Le Corbusier’s idea of towers in a park: 1. the parks became car parks, and 2. walking in parks is so bloody boring! I mean, seriously, once your kite has been ruined and your […]
May 31, 2013

Alternatives to Car Access for Sensitive Sites

Architects do like to congratulate themselves when they design eco tourist resorts. On the coat tails of engineers they produce developments that generate all their own power and recycle all the guests’ shit, but which invariably […]
May 24, 2013

Bike songs: the worst of the worst

Ah, the weekend, and a chance to unwind with the most artless garbage song ever written and passed off to bike nuts, beside which Ronald McDonald House stops looking so much like propaganda. Any more and […]
May 23, 2013

Scollopped streets with cobbled edges

Here’s a way pedestrians’ greater aversion to inclined surfaces, and cyclists’ greater aversion to cobbles, could be used to gently part each of these modes on a shared non-vehicular street. You would leave the intersections and […]