October 29, 2010

Architect designed bicycle bridges

  As I so often say, pedestrians are drivers let out for air, and thus not to be given much consideration in cyclespace. "Footpaths" in cyclespace are actually cyclepaths, and the word "footbridge" is a misnomer. […]
October 28, 2010

Architects’ letters to Santa.

I have it from Peter Davidson and Donald Bates, of LAB architects, that this year they have both asked Santa for bikes with Craig Calfee’s spider web frame. Good luck with the cleaning there boys! Which […]
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 […]