December 7, 2010

Cyclists can see it

Bicycletecture will be a phenomenon of large brownfield redevelopment sites. Cyclists know why. Those of us who regularly commute via bicycle, don’t ask if our homes or offices are close to a metro, within TODs, or […]
December 5, 2010

The Humble Danish Appliance

According to the prominent ambassador for "citizen cycling", Mikael Colville-Andersen, of Copenhagen Cycle Chic fame, everyone in Copenhagen cycles, but none there identify as "cyclists" per se, "cyclist" being a dreadful moniker used only in less […]
December 2, 2010

Airing my sanctimony

My fellow cycling commuter, you simply must buy yourself one of these air horns! While style wise they would make a radio fixed to your handlebars look almost okay, boy oh boy what a hoot. Get […]
December 2, 2010

The next design challenge for architects

Architects might not realize it, but, if the cities in which they work, plan on following Portland’s or Copenhagen’s example, cultural change is afoot. After spending less on their cycleway system than they might otherwise have […]
December 1, 2010

Old photos with bikes in

I’ve recently been thumbing through Newcastle—The Missing Years—Images from the 1930s and 1940s, and noticing how bikes roughly equalled cars on the streets of my small working class city. The only pictures I’m showing are those […]