September 17, 2017

Hoi!Oslo

We’ve been celebrating the wrong cities as bicycling paradises. We’ve been spruiking high bike modal share stats, forgetting these typically reflect major inadequacies in public transport. We’ve been celebrating the stoicism of people waiting at lights in the […]
August 15, 2017

What should cities do now about driverless cars?

I am asked to write and speak about Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) quite a lot, and want to be remembered as one of the early dissenters. The main story, we all know, is that sensors are likely soon […]
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 25, 2017

Pariahs or pioneers?

People who habitually use bicycle transport are a tough lot. Even in the Netherlands where cycling is safe, weaker willed people choose the car or public transport to avoid getting rained on. You’ve got to be […]
July 24, 2017

Liberation from Capitalism.

How do you turn the tables when you’re overpowered? You lure your enemy into a trap. What I’m going to write about here is a simple trap you can help set that would ensnare our capitalist […]