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 […]
March 27, 2011

Sad to see empty bike racks

Regular followers of the world’s leading blog about architecture and bicycles—oh, and occasionally dumb looking helmets—will know I have been writing a book on the topic as well. A few of the general ideas discussed in […]
February 6, 2011

Come join the world’s first linen run

You’ve heard of tweed runs, those quirky events aimed at making cycling look all warm and snug in cold rainy climates. Well, here is your invitation to an event designed to show that cycling can be […]
November 22, 2010

Gnome et Rhone and Velorbis

  Residents of my fair beach side community, especially those of us who meet in the water to surf, all know Strat, quintessential surf bum and part time moteecycle enthusiast. Well, back when I bought my […]
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 […]