June 22, 2011

Piazzas and bicycle transit

June 21, 2011

Walkable cities belong in the past

Simple preci: the medieval period gave us walkable cities. The twentieth century gave us drivable cities. Architects and planners holidaying in places like San Gimignano, in the 70s and 80s, saw an antidote to the whole world […]
June 21, 2011

Calcio Storico

  I had planned to take my students to see Brunelleschi’s Pazzi Chapel two days ago, but the whole of Santa Croce (the church in Florence to which that wonderful chapel has been conjoined) was closed for […]
June 20, 2011

Florentine architecture graced by old bikes

Architects are so in the habit of camouflaging their car parks that sometimes they mistakingly hide bicycle parking as well. Thus I call your attention to a different sensibility existing before the inventions of cars. In […]
June 18, 2011

Nobody loves me, which I don’t understand

Fathers know how it feels. We’re away for weeks, months, years even, hunting to bring home the bacon. Fighting for truth, justice, and better cycling conditions. Then at some time we call them, these bacon eaters, […]