May 13, 2012

What sustainable architects can do for unsustainable cities, with bikes (Part 1… in progress)

In 2000, The Philip Merrill Environmental Center became the first ever building to receive a platinum LEED certification for energy efficiency. In addition to daily energy use, the designers, SmithGroup Inc., considered the smallest details of the […]
May 13, 2012

Bike tribe v bike tribe

All the bike racing clubs along the coast North of Sydney converged yesterday upon a mountain pass near Bulahdelah, for combined races. The famous “Bulahdelah Bends”, where the trees grow tall from kids’ vomit, sees almost no […]
May 12, 2012

Test ride Tasmania in half a day

Yep yep yep, too busy to blog, but not too busy to fly to Tasmania for a day, just to see if it’s true, if the roads down there are as quiet as North Korea’s, as […]
May 6, 2012

Without even thawing a prawn

One of the delights of living in a car city, is the absence of pedestrians or other cyclists on the protected side of the parked cars. I doubt it would be so quick bringing groceries home […]
May 5, 2012

From Brownfields to Bikefields (sample passage)

I’ve been busy lately preparing a few presentations I’ll be giving on cycling and cities, in the next couple of days. A lot of thought needs to go into what bike to arrive on, what clothes […]