August 17, 2011

Help me Pooh Bear!

20 years after plans were adopted for a continuous waterfront promenade in place of my city’s old docks, I see bulldozers on site. It seems they just had to wait for a development hiatus (courtesy of […]
August 17, 2011

Eisenman’s BMX track in Spain

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beGqcHinYac To my mind, buildings like these foretell those we will be building soon with cycling in mind, as cycling is increasingly seen as a panacea for every societal ill. Fair enough too, given cycling really […]
August 16, 2011

Fly-throughs and ride-throughs

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qha1celFi0 In many ways the world is being designed for the day when everyone cycles, without designers having any idea they are being so kind to us. I’ve written and spoken before about us (cyclists) inheriting […]
August 15, 2011

What urban morphologies would result if we designed cities for cycling?

Although Utopian diagrams of ideal urban models are frightfully daggy these days, they can nonetheless throw big ideas into focus. Thus I posit for your learned consideration, an urban form diagram built on a cyclescape (far […]
August 13, 2011

What is it to cyclescape?

A designer, as we know, is landscaping when they conceive planting and earthworks to edify viewers walking about a cultivated landscape. We could say they are streetscaping, when they are thinking of the space between buildings […]