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 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 […]
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 […]
May 31, 2010

All the Smithsons needed were cyclists

In the late 1950s the seminal British architects, Peter and Alison Smithson, led a push for artificial ground planes one level up from the city. Pedestrians would walk about on landscaped, picturesque networks, while cars would […]