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 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 […]
May 17, 2017

Your 2-day study tour of the Netherlands

Knowing some of my regular blog readers will be heading to the Netherlands for the Velo-City conference in Nijmegen in June, I thought I would share my thoughts on how you might spend one or two days […]
March 25, 2017

Female Workplace Participation as a Precondition for Political Will for Safe Cycling

While  my lacklustre colleagues in the bike planning world go around singing “all you need is political will” in strains recalling some nauseating song by the Beatles’s I have been examining the preconditions for political will. (The […]
May 18, 2016

Amsterdam: your keyhole glimpse into the future

99.9999% of the world’s population will never live there. Most cities with names you can spell are many times bigger. In terms of topography, history and mores about hookers it is highly unusual, to say the least. Yet […]