October 27, 2010

Helping universities achieve carbon neutrality

Did you know only 1% of the population regularly commutes via bicycle, while 100% of the bicycle racing fraternity regularly makes trips by such means?(1)  In other words, people who race bikes, are 100 times more […]
October 26, 2010

How to promote this?

Dear reader, I come to you humbly, seeking your gracious assistance. You see, your Doctor Behooving, who you regularly come to for amusement, fine prose, or perhaps for the love of cycling, architecture, philosophy, or nineteen-seventies […]
October 25, 2010

A history of cafe styles, from Googie to the “Aware Style”.

The 1950s car craze had its own distinct form of architecture: Googie. In drivers’ imaginations, cars were a step on the interplanetary highway to that future date when all of us would own spaceships, and fly […]
October 25, 2010

Cyclespace and zoning laws.

I spent my rainy Sunday morning (hmmph, no racing!) googling in search of synergies between the worlds of architecture and cycling, and discovered it was the school of architecture at the University of Melbourne, who hosted […]
October 24, 2010

Bicycles and Interior Design

I cannot say I have found a house, or even an office building, where ramps, lifts or wide runways give occupants an express bike route all the way to their desk side or bedside. What I […]