January 27, 2011

The parable of the cyclist who fixed things for everyone.

A public health advocate, an environmentalist, a transit planner, and a keen cyclist, are walking along when they come across a discarded sleigh with three empty harnesses (one might call that a troika).  From left: a […]
October 6, 2010

Bicycle Activism, Behooving Moving Style

According to Jack (the toilet man) Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organization, a Cambodian Peasant would rather save his pennies for a mobile phone, than somewhere to poo, because mobile phones are prestigious. A wise […]
June 1, 2010

“Thanks for the bell”

It has been close to ten times I have heard those words now, each time from a pedestrian, each one a woman in her fifties or older. And each time I have been slightly shocked. Approaching […]
April 25, 2010

Dr. Behooving tells conference: “indulge cyclists’ whims”

Below is a paper I will present to the Healthy Cities Conference in Brisbane this coming July, based on an earlier post. Eventually this and other essays started on the blog, will find their way here. […]