December 29, 2015

Amsterdam at the crossroads, and still not building for bikes

It is not purely a matter of coincidence that the Dutch were building cities in the seventeenth-century that would be hard to drive cars in today. City planners back then were still doing something we can […]
December 27, 2015

Vilification for votes

If you’re Dutch and want my sympathy because Geert Wilders has a voice in your parliament, or American and expect me to feel sorry for you about Donald Trump, I’m sorry, where I live we have one of these […]
December 22, 2015

Head for the coast all you humans

I guess in the run up to Christmas I have been using the ol’ cargo bike a bit more than usual, and for some rather long trips to shopping complexes I would normally avoid. I guess […]
December 16, 2015

Lessons in Power from Kermess Racing

Sometimes I’m amazed by the arguments people make for public investment in cycling. I’m amazed that they bother. In high school and university we were taught to construct arguments to back our requests. But in what […]
December 14, 2015

The home baked city

Savvy investors don’t sound an alarm when they see a crash coming—at least not before they shift their own assets. Might it be the same with the mechanical city, emblemised by the car? Maybe the macro factors against […]