March 23, 2015

We the pork hunts who get rained on

It was a shame when Newcastle ska band The Porkers were made to change their name from The Pork Hunts. The only upside was it left the name free for we pork hunts who get rained on […]
March 20, 2015

The working class / peasant divide

The longer I am away from my working class hometown of Newcastle, the more I am feeling the truth of Marx’s claim that the industrial revolution was creating a new class of people, the working class, […]
March 19, 2015

My 10 year old’s thoughts about Brisbane’s low lands.

Thanks to their talent agent father Mikael, a lot of us in the bike planning world are familiar with the wise words of young urbanists The LuLu and Felix—both bonza kids it is true. So let […]
March 18, 2015

The Suburb’s Fortgotten Appendix

I’ll admit I never thought much about footpaths before moving to a state of Australia where cycling on them is legal. But oh how I defend that barrier protected strip of concrete at the side of […]
March 12, 2015

Wait, the Dymaxion bike!

How to convince architects, policy makers, and the great unwashed generally that bicycling is the way of the future? In answering that I have been studying tactics that worked for Modernists of the interwar era, who […]