August 15, 2017

What should cities do now about driverless cars?

I am asked to write and speak about Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) quite a lot, and want to be remembered as one of the early dissenters. The main story, we all know, is that sensors are likely soon […]
August 14, 2017

How a fool’s conception of pluralism keeps filling cities with cars.

  Being pluralistic doesn't mean tolerating cars in the city. Where possible, pluralism would ban them. Here's why. In philosophy (if not, yet, in urban planning) pluralism is distinctly different from relativism. Relativism says I have […]
July 19, 2017

Bicycle Architecture Biennale

It might have been the shortest lived biennale since the word was first used and will not turn out to have been a “biennale” at all if it is not repeated in 2019. Nevertheless the Bicycle […]
February 27, 2011

Cycle Specific Designer Clothing on Pitt Street

Sable and Argent is a really cool bike shop in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, that I guess have done quite well thank you very much, since the Burke Street Cycleway was laid at their doorstep. So well, in […]
February 27, 2011

One third of all signs should be for cyclists

Ever since Venturi et. al. came out with their book Learning From Las Vegas, architects have been well up on signage. Signage became something we do. We stopped thinking buildings themselves had to be signs, and […]