July 25, 2017

Pariahs or pioneers?

People who habitually use bicycle transport are a tough lot. Even in the Netherlands where cycling is safe, weaker willed people choose the car or public transport to avoid getting rained on. You’ve got to be […]
July 24, 2017

Liberation from Capitalism.

How do you turn the tables when you’re overpowered? You lure your enemy into a trap. What I’m going to write about here is a simple trap you can help set that would ensnare our capitalist […]
September 11, 2016

Anticipating the next wave of bicycle advocacy.

Cycling was mainstream throughout the industrialised world before WW2, not just in countries like Denmark and the Netherlands. Their rates were undoubtedly higher. Still, cycling would have snowballed in the Anglosphere too, except for one thing. Our countries […]
May 7, 2016

When lobbying government actually makes sense.

You know what I find so infuriating about armchair urbanists, my (former) colleagues in academia, and the bicycle advocacy community? It’s this idea that legislators should listen to them, not their voters. So they lobby. How […]
January 31, 2016

In the news

Global news first, and Rapha (or “claim the Roadpha” as I’m planning to call them) have given their Festive 500 grand prize to a couple seeking a 7th trimester abortion. I’m not questioning their right to cycle […]