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 […]
May 5, 2016

Thankfully cycling won’t have a Steve Jobs

Aren’t you bored by all of these Steve Jobs wannabes? I’m meeting them everywhere. It seems every narcissist in every field (including here in the bike world) has a mentor, mater and new excuse. What they […]
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 […]
January 16, 2011

Bikes on Dykes

If you’ve seen Nick Caves’s movie, The Proposition, you’ll know the back to front way things were done in Australia’s colonial days, with orders from English authority unquestioningly followed, no matter how daft those on the […]
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 […]