October 28, 2012

5 things every architect should know about bicycle transport

1: Public health Available research tells us that safe and convenient bicycle transport would significantly  improve public health. 2: Economics Per dollar spent, bicycle infrastructure is more effective in reducing commute times than road or rail. […]
October 26, 2012

On-line recording of forum on cycling and architecture

To the best of my knowledge only two researchers with an interest in cycling, have PhDs in architecture, and we shared a stage two weeks ago in a forum that made a very clear case for […]
October 24, 2012

From commos to condos

Bicycle oriented development, right now, is a nebulous trend seemingly owned by the overeducated/underpaid demographic, you know: community engagement officers working for local government; barristers; bike mechanics; young architects. Folk like we used to be, when […]
October 23, 2012

Can one judge an expert by the height of his hair?

As a child of the generation he raised, I greatly admire former PM of Australia, Robert J. Hawke. While Ronnie and Maggie were teaching millions of British and American children “JUST SAY NO”, Bob was telling […]
October 22, 2012

Traffic engineers and their idea of “capacity”

The green and yellow roads on this map are arterial, and designed to maximise traffic capacity. I can accept that. There are almost 6 million people in Singapore and almost 1 million cars. If both figures […]