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 […]
September 19, 2011

Rate My Velo

Don't let your great photos go to waste, on your own blog, that none of us will ever read (especially yours, you tool-brain Txarli Eintxels). Share those bike photos, where complete strangers can rate them. Rate […]
September 18, 2011

A design brief for apartment design

Architects: here is your challenge. Design an apartment, unit, or attached house with garage, that allows a family of 4 to leave home on their bikes as quickly as they might otherwise leave home in their […]