November 12, 2011

Cyclists cleanse underbellies and bowels

Cyclists colonize and revitalize disused industrial easements. It’s just one of the many magnanimous things that we do. Minneapolis’s cyclists turned abandoned tracks into an artery of life and commerce, which that city now calls its Midtown […]
November 10, 2011

The epistemology of bike path design

Given our penchant for Chomskyan sophistries, and for trying our darndest to understand Derrida and Deleuze and these people, we architects have grown to be way too intellectually fashionable for structuralist thinking, of the kind that says: “copy […]
November 9, 2011

How engineers and architects differ

engineers design better roads — architects design better bike paths engineers like reading reports — architects like reading essays engineers like single big things — architects like many small things engineers aim for targets — architects […]
November 8, 2011

Lahz Nimmo’s bicycle underpass in Canberra

I know a few of the folk who work at Lahz Nimmo Architects. We have a common passion for words. And you might say architecture=building+words. Take a bicycle underpass beneath an expressway-era piece of traffic engineering, add […]
November 8, 2011

Inner city bike races, near my place, this weekend

They do it in Holland, so it must be Kosher, right? Wharf Road in my city center, will be closed to traffic for criterium races, this coming Saturday afternoon, as part of Newcastle’s Cycling Carnival, and to […]