January 25, 2015

Shipping and cycling: the world’s two main forms of transport

At one end of the spectrum we have the dirt poor: those few billion people for whom insurance means breeding. At the other end are the stinking rich, with ecological footprints the world cannot share in […]
January 15, 2015

Helmet laws explained through the concept of Markedness

I’m angry. One of Australia’s peak motoring bodies the NRMA, the makers of murdering machines Subaru, and a company called TOLL who make money from speeding, have joined forces with the well meaning but misguided Amy Gillett […]
January 10, 2015

Rail line truncation a boon for bike transport.

My old home town of Newcastle has always been good to the press, with stories about shipwrecks, riots, earthquakes, beauty queens and 13 year old rock stars. Their latest contribution has been the wilful destruction of […]
January 7, 2015

Postcard from an asphalt Ikea

It is hard to believe smart bohemians of the early twentieth-century had a mental image of Australia like the image many of us now have of Sweden or Denmark. In a dog-eat-dog world, this newly federated […]
January 6, 2015

These streets weren’t made for walking

People often ask me, “Dr. Behooving, why do you want cities with undulating ground planes, like skate parks for pensioners? Why the über bike city? What’s wrong with level ground planes that have been proven to work for […]