November 1, 2015

Trumping traffic engineers’ “level of service”

For the other 100% of my regular blog readers who weren’t in Vancouver this week, I’ve put a link below to the pdf version of the powerpoint slide show I took to the Architects Institute of British […]
October 14, 2015

Interview with Adele Peters for Fast Company magazine

The more that bike lanes multiply in cities, from New York to São Paulo, the more people ride. Over the last decade, bike commuting in the U.S. has grown 62%. But it’s still a tiny fraction […]
October 10, 2015

While all eyes are on Denmark, Denmark takes lessons from Holland

For me Australia’s Radio National is like coffee in the morning, brushing my teeth before bedtime, and leather soled shoes. So I’ve been especially chuffed on those times when they have called me. This time it […]
September 28, 2015

Operation Home Town

Later this week I’ll be speaking at a conference purporting to be about “smart future cities.” As someone who has spent his career researching and contributing to the built form of cities, I’m puzzled. What is it […]
September 21, 2015

The (bicycle) mechanics of civil disobedience.

Brian Jones, the first person I ever followed on Twitter, shared a great Guardian article on the weekend about the privatisation of public space. I can’t wholeheartedly agree with the panic. Among left wing libertarians I do […]