November 3, 2010

Bicycletecture: goddam I KNEW I would find you!

For a while I have been predicting that this shift we are witnessing in our cities, toward bicycling and away from dependence on cars, would inevitably see the appearance of buildings that celebrate bicycles, the way […]
October 29, 2010

Architect designed bicycle bridges

  As I so often say, pedestrians are drivers let out for air, and thus not to be given much consideration in cyclespace. "Footpaths" in cyclespace are actually cyclepaths, and the word "footbridge" is a misnomer. […]
October 25, 2010

A history of cafe styles, from Googie to the “Aware Style”.

The 1950s car craze had its own distinct form of architecture: Googie. In drivers’ imaginations, cars were a step on the interplanetary highway to that future date when all of us would own spaceships, and fly […]
October 20, 2010

Cyclespace, otherwise defined

According to my earlier definition, we sense we have entered what I call "cyclespace", when we would rather be cycling than walking or driving. That is a useful definition when polemics are called for. And polemics […]
October 18, 2010

Cyclespace and Chuck Connors

I am the man I am, fearless, hungry for danger, all thanks to the 1973-74 TV show Thrill Seekers, hosted by Chuck Connors and shown every afternoon after school in the seventies. Latch key kids of […]