June 1, 2010

“Thanks for the bell”

It has been close to ten times I have heard those words now, each time from a pedestrian, each one a woman in her fifties or older. And each time I have been slightly shocked. Approaching […]
May 31, 2010

All the Smithsons needed were cyclists

In the late 1950s the seminal British architects, Peter and Alison Smithson, led a push for artificial ground planes one level up from the city. Pedestrians would walk about on landscaped, picturesque networks, while cars would […]
May 30, 2010

Progress on the 8 for 1 mission

This blog started with the aim of documenting my quest to own 8 prestige bikes for the price of 1 German car. Shall we check on my progress?  A surprise turn came when I arrived home […]
May 29, 2010

My evening ride home

The moonrise was so nice I had to pull out my camera.
May 28, 2010

How would Jane Jacobs design bicycle lanes?

Bleecker Street (Near Murray’s Cheese)                          6th Avenue mayhem                                           10th Street (nice parking job van man) Copenhagen it aint, even so, New York has witnessed significant progress. I can’t imagine what resistance drivers, especially taxi drivers, would […]