October 12, 2017

Public funding for egg-head urbanism, while there’s none for innovation with bikes.

Is it just me, or are other people thinking governments distort human progress when they fund technological research? Think of it this way, how there are next to no grants you could apply for to find […]
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 […]
July 12, 2017

An Ancient Perspective on Driverless Cars (using Oslo as an example)

Thinking of ways to improve transport in an up-to-date city like Oslo is like thinking of a birthday gift for your only-child nephew. What do you buy for a city that has everything already? There are […]
November 14, 2010

Bicycletecture coming to London

I just read this story on Treehugger about an observation tower proposed for London, that cyclists will ascend via a continuous ramp. On the way down, apparently, each cyclist’s braking will be done by the floors, […]
November 3, 2010

Old and New Visions

In the 1950s, Louis Kahn was proposing car parking towers ringing Philadelphia’s CBD. Today that city holds international design competitions soliciting buildings that will celebrate cycling, like this 3rd place getter, by Swedish architects "We Are […]