August 14, 2017

How a fool’s conception of pluralism keeps filling cities with cars.

  Being pluralistic doesn't mean tolerating cars in the city. Where possible, pluralism would ban them. Here's why. In philosophy (if not, yet, in urban planning) pluralism is distinctly different from relativism. Relativism says I have […]
July 19, 2017

Bicycle Architecture Biennale

It might have been the shortest lived biennale since the word was first used and will not turn out to have been a “biennale” at all if it is not repeated in 2019. Nevertheless the Bicycle […]
July 12, 2017

An Ancient Perspective on Driverless Cars (using Oslo as an example)

Thinking of ways to improve transport in an up-to-date city like Oslo is like thinking of a birthday gift for your only-child nephew. What do you buy for a city that has everything already? There are […]
July 5, 2017

Postcard from Amsterdam, Oslo and… Bogota!

Gentlemen, my activities statement for the period April through June, 2017: FutureBuilt Oslo invited me to give a plenary in that city’s fine city hall. Then, after a short spell at the Amsterdam Cycle Space office, […]
May 17, 2017

Your 2-day study tour of the Netherlands

Knowing some of my regular blog readers will be heading to the Netherlands for the Velo-City conference in Nijmegen in June, I thought I would share my thoughts on how you might spend one or two days […]