April 25, 2012

Reorienting Transit Disoriented Development (Part 2)

I argued in Part 1 of this essay that even the greenest of buildings waste energy if they rely on cars for transportation, and reminded how eCars—even if they were powered by renewable sources—would nonetheless do social and ecological […]
April 23, 2012

Hand-me-down bike routes of highest order

Landscape and urban design consultancy Habitation, have hit the press today with a vision to recycle Sydney’s monorail as a 3m wide elevated shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. Though ramping cyclists up to this level […]
April 23, 2012

Environmental Pacts and Commitment

Here is a short post on a topic that deserves, perhaps, a whole book to explain. Nations’ and individuals’ decisions to act sustainably for an uncertain longer term benefit, or else unsustainably for a certain gain […]
April 21, 2012

Finally car free, and ready to roll

My credibility just shot through the roof. The family car has been sold and guess what, even my Primrose is happy. Insured for $17,000. Sold for $2,600. Okay, so perhaps I could have driven it into […]
April 20, 2012

cycling sensibly, albeit illegally

My understanding is the defence of necessity annuls pretty much every law pertaining to cycling. So get out there and take advantage. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7U_0ujBOO8