April 20, 2012

When cycling is no longer trendy

There are fundamental forces behind the recent world wide increase in bicycle transport. A sharp increase in oil prices helped us in 2007. Crippling congestion has helped us in cities that have crippling congestion. Those cities […]
April 18, 2012

Get the look: my actual look

Of all the looks I have “gotten” since startin’ my bloggin’, this one isn’t concocted. I’m talking here about my look, that has slowly evolved over the years and that doesn’t disguise what I am: a […]
April 16, 2012

Mini Velo Meets Porter—though I have no idea why it’s called “ortre”

Think of what you need in an everyday bike for small errands. Maneuverability inside a few buildings. A low centre of gravity for loads you might carry. And that’s about all. Somehow I think the mini-velo […]
April 14, 2012

Reorienting Transit Disoriented Development (Part 1)

Rating tools like LEED in the US, or Green Star in Australia, do not adequately penalise buildings for high energy consumption related to transport. In transit oriented development (TOD) contexts, treating transportation as a minor component […]
April 13, 2012

Your duty to put bikes on display in your house

Only bring things into your house that uplift you. That is as true for kitchen utensils as it is for furniture, or cat litter trays, and of course bikes. If you don’t love your bike, then […]