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 […]
January 16, 2011

Bikes on Dykes

If you’ve seen Nick Caves’s movie, The Proposition, you’ll know the back to front way things were done in Australia’s colonial days, with orders from English authority unquestioningly followed, no matter how daft those on the […]
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 […]
October 20, 2010

Cyclespace, otherwise defined

According to my earlier definition, we sense we have entered what I call "cyclespace", when we would rather be cycling than walking or driving. That is a useful definition when polemics are called for. And polemics […]