August 23, 2015

The Shared Path. Let’s talk about that.

As one who has never worked an honest day in his life, the routes I choose for everyday trips tend to be ones built with an eye to the leisure cyclist, dog walker, pram pusher etc.. Even in […]
August 19, 2015

In praise of the humble old bollard.

Though I know some pedant will dispute some fine detail, I’m going to generalise anyway, and say Australian bike planners are unduly smitten by Copenhagen’s and now New York’s cycle tracks, before they have really understood the […]
July 22, 2015

Travel by night

Getting your kicks on route 66. Flimsy motels with flickering neon. Trying to stay awake at the wheel. The only thing that interests me about driverless cars is the way they could do away with all of this tawdriness […]
July 13, 2015

We’ve been designing for walking, yet still we’re obese?

My thanks to Dr Anne Lusk from the Harvard School of Public Health for the intellectual substance in what follows: Rates of obesity and chronic disease related to inactivity in the course of our days are in […]
July 12, 2015

What architects need to know about cycling

All over the world more people are using bicycles for commuting, shopping, school trips and other things they might previously have used a car or public transport to do. Leading this is a governmental push for […]