March 14, 2011

When safety is paramount

I have something similar in a sketchbook, that I designed when I was a kid. Mine is much better, of course. Lower, more stable. Radically different. To be kept hidden in a drawer until after my […]
March 14, 2011

People, no parking, equals much cycling

Cycling is dominant in cities that are flat, and that were built up before the advent of cars, meaning the old building stock does not provide any car parking. Amsterdam is the most conspicuous case. People, […]
March 13, 2011

More poppycock cycling advice from the government.

A few days ago, I said only bad advice circulates on the topic of dooring. Watch this video, and you’ll see what I mean. I agree with the simple suggestion, that one should slow down if […]
March 12, 2011

I have to mention Japan

As major events are going down—9/11, wars, yesterday’s sickening events in Japan—the job of indexing facts still needs to go on. A year from now, we might look back and learn. Train commuters stranded last night […]
March 12, 2011

How to transform your city for cycling, without even getting involved

I have recently been involved in a little the ol’ political activism. We sit around tables in pubs, exchange email addresses, introduce ourselves as non-lycra cyclists (as though that counts at all, and in any case […]