April 13, 2011

What does Jan Gehl ride?

Why, just like Dr. Behooving, Jan Gehl rides a Velorbis—though his staff do say he has BehoovingMoving set as the default page on all of their internet browsers. Anyone from Velorbis, if you see this, please, […]
March 25, 2011

Planning Main Street for bikes.

Can you imagine a traffic engineer getting a job as a movie director?  The time would come for shooting a street scene, and the extras would all be told to walk single file, wait for the […]
December 20, 2010

A History of Me

If I were a rock star now, as I was planning when I was 18 and writing a song every week, I would be fabricating a rather different history of me than the one I will […]
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 […]
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 […]