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 […]
January 11, 2016

The property developer and bicycle transport.

Since the publication of Cycle-Space in 2012, I have been speaking to governments and peak bodies all around the world about Bicycle Oriented Development (BOD). Having laid that groundwork my consultancy firm, Cycle Space International, is looking for property developers […]
February 24, 2011

The RTA’s Sydney (Formerly “Clover Moore’s Sydney”)

NOTE: I changed the title of this post, in response to a very good suggestion made in the comments section below. All will become clear. I spent Thursday and Friday "test riding" Sydney. I'm still waiting […]
January 27, 2011

The parable of the cyclist who fixed things for everyone.

A public health advocate, an environmentalist, a transit planner, and a keen cyclist, are walking along when they come across a discarded sleigh with three empty harnesses (one might call that a troika).  From left: a […]