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 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 […]
October 27, 2010

Helping universities achieve carbon neutrality

Did you know only 1% of the population regularly commutes via bicycle, while 100% of the bicycle racing fraternity regularly makes trips by such means?(1)  In other words, people who race bikes, are 100 times more […]
July 26, 2010

Can cycling curb global warming?

Saying cycling is good for the planet is rather like saying sex is good for your heart. To make either claim, would be to miss the whole point. We ride bikes and have sex, because both […]
May 7, 2010

Bicycle Space (photo essay)

Jane Jacobs would have said it’s contrived, has only one use, and is too vast for pedestrians. However, these greenways that are being made out of disused industrial land, along old train lines and docks, are […]