June 3, 2017

How a 20 minute bike commute can add 9 years to your life.

Most of us are familiar with Danish epidemiologist Lars Andersen’s work showing how cyclists live longer (a neat little wrap up here).  There’s also the Harvard study that shows cycling, not walking, is a common factor among […]
February 3, 2016

Pedestrian Safety on Cycleways

Well hello, they’re cycleways! They exist thanks to 40 years of tireless effort by bicycle lobbies, not pedestrian lobbies. Pedestrians have it so good around my way that no pedestrian lobbies even exist! And why would […]
December 23, 2010

How cities might vie for the cycling class

From time to time, and by and by, I find myself reading an advertisement for a job just like mine, only in some other city. Were I a classic "creative" I guess I would be evaluating […]
October 4, 2010

Cycling is dangerous? According to whom?

In recent months planners have been running off half cocked, armed with "data" from "studies" findings drivers would cycle, if only cycling wasn’t so dangerous. Immediately I ask what people identifying as "drivers" could possibly know […]
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 […]