October 2, 2011

“What is Architecture?”, answered with some help from bikes.

Ever asked yourself, what is art? Well I have as well, and because luck so often falls my way, this questioning led to a visiting position, in 2006, at the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University, […]
October 1, 2011

Mountain biking to work

In my city, there are so many pockets of mining land, now nature reserve, you can actually cross the whole city on a mountain bike and stay mostly off-road. And I've heard of a few hardy […]
September 30, 2011

“Brownfield-to-Bikefield”; now that’s a great slogan!

The following comment from an anonymous reader is so good, I can't resist posting it here in the light: What's interesting to me is that, as far as I know, nobody's come up with a name […]
September 30, 2011

Have I mentioned that cycle-space zones already exist?

In a sense, what I’ve done is simply announce something that is happening organically. While Portland and Minneapolis are the text book examples, virtually every post-industrial city has the beginnings of a waterway and rail corridor […]
September 29, 2011

Can I make myself any clearer?

As cities have grown, the car has stopped being the freedom machine it was first promoted to be. Bicycles give greater mobility. The only trade off, is cyclists are killed whenever drivers don't look, as is […]