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 12, 2010

Cyclespace and Its Architecture

This is another essay being drafted live on the blog, with the view to publishing it as a paper or book chapter, a few weeks/months from now. Though I’m borrowing from previous essays drafted first on […]
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 […]
May 6, 2010

Red carpet rides for we cyclists

I’m inclined to complain when politicians go on providing car parking in cities, to win drivers’ votes. I must remind myself though, that drivers by definition are too lazy and stupid to know what best serves […]
May 1, 2010

Discussion Paper: secure bicycle parking stations for Newcastle.

IntroductionThrough the comments section below, I am using this page to continue discussions I’ve been having with community leaders and potential sponsors, on the topic of secure bicycle parking stations in Newcastle, along similar lines to […]