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 […]
September 18, 2015

4 things to hate about e-bikes

Batteries have their place. Don’t get me wrong. Power tools, love toys, cargo bikes used for logistics—they’re all so much better with batteries. But batteries fitted to bikes for one person, when the rider’s own body […]
September 17, 2015

Mikael slams Bjarke making way for yours truly.

Like most big events in history these days it was recorded on what my philosopher friend Arthur Danto would have called a kind of indexing machine, a machine that records every event, no matter how trivial it […]
September 14, 2015

3 things to build before bike infrastructure

Should it be the case that you live in a freestanding house, with a double garage, your only access to work and to schools via roads surveyed in the age of the streetcar or later, then woopsy my […]
September 8, 2015

Activists, advocates…scabs.

I have a vested interest in writing this: too many so-called bicycle advocates belong to a category my unionist forebears would have called scabs. More polite, but less accurate are words like dilettante, outsider, amateur or non-professional. Some […]