September 15, 2012

Lessons for car cities from 19th century Paris

This post is based on a PechaKucha talk I will be giving next Monday night as part of Launceston Architecture Week. Big cities, and old cities, and especially big old cities, can’t use cars for much […]
September 12, 2012

Template letter to promote Bike Hour

Let me tell you how you can promote Bike Hour, and enjoy 15 minutes of fame between now and Sept 22. You simply send a letter like this to newspapers and blogs that you read, and […]
September 11, 2012

Don’t hide your fashion sense inside a car.

When you realise that dressing to drive is a complete waste of time, I know a place where you can be seen. It’s called a bike lane, and here’s what it’s for, so come on, vogue. Let your […]
September 8, 2012

The essential 9. #1: race day machine

I wish to suggest that, with a little careful planning, it is possible to trim ones collection of bikes right down to an essential 9. Sit down if you need to. I know you would sooner […]
September 6, 2012

Lee Kuan Yew is not the only Singaporean who can have an idea

What to do about Singapore? When I lived there in the mid nineties I wondered if anyone ever had ideas of their own, that weren’t provided by government-owned media outlets. The consequence of having an original […]