May 23, 2013

The Future of Grocery Shopping

The Danes and the Dutch are too practical. Too Protestant! They leave their cargo bikes outside when they buy groceries, when they could be using them as shopping trollies. Supermarket chains, especially in the suburbs where […]
May 22, 2013

Uneven ground planes and bikes

Walking on a velodrome is like cycling on cobbles. So build inclined and smooth surfaces where you would like to see bikes, and level rough surfaces where you would like to see people walking. This seems […]
May 22, 2013

Cycle Space spotted in huge anime store in New York

I have to thank my friend David in New York for this photo he snapped of my book in   Kinokuniya Bookstore, beside Bryant Park. David works in the area so goes there often for the […]
May 21, 2013

Greenways, property prices and legal abortion.

Here’s a curious factoid. American studies into the impact of urban parks on neighbouring property prices showed negative impacts in the seventies, and positive impacts nowadays. In the seventies, parks (including linear parks, aka “greenways”) gave […]
May 17, 2013

Velomobiles: giving the slip to the wind and the law

In our rush to make cycling mainstream, we forget some of the perverse pleasures that come from it being weird. The weirder the better, in some ways. At the weird end of weirdness, are velomobiles. Today […]