September 3, 2015

The late night transport dilemma

One of the pleasures of cycling is the middle finger it raises to the petite bourgeoisie. It is precisely because I am the embodiment, already, of the Radio National listener’s whole list of things to aspire to that I must eat McDonalds, […]
August 28, 2015

A glossary for bicycle planning

There have clearly been some leaps in bicycle planning in the past decade. The onus for safety has shifted from riders to planners. The concerns of prospective cyclists now carry more weight than those of the […]
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 […]