September 25, 2011

The World’s 7 Wonders of Bicycle Infrastructure

When you have outgrown that interest in roller coasters, are bored by Borromini, and feel you have been adequately degusted by hatted restaurants to not want another truffle for as long as you live… well then […]
September 24, 2011

10 things about cycling to excite architects

1. Cycling is the only transport mode that puts eyes on the street2. Bikes chained out the front, make buildings look hip green3. Holistically speaking, buildings reached via bike are using less energy4. Bicycle parking costs […]
September 23, 2011

Bicycles and the rhizome-type city

The world wide web, so theory has it, is hard to attack because it is diffuse. It has no big middle bit to strike out. A city with one business district, one water supply, one central […]
September 23, 2011

Architects and urban designers have no understanding of cycling

There is swathe of land from Holland to Sweden, where cycling is understood. Everywhere else, it is forgotten, and pushed to the margins. Homosexuals know how that feels, so they've learned to carve out residual space […]
September 22, 2011

away at a conferecne

Please pardon my lack of updates. I'm at an urban conference at Surfer's Paradise, in Queensland. I promise on the weekend to tell you all about "diffuse infrastructure", a key concept among planners right now, that […]