November 26, 2014

The Americanisation of yet another fine town.

I’m writing this so that, if I go missing, you will know I am on the bottom of a waterway somewhere in Northern Tasmania, wearing gigantic boots fashioned from asphalt. People who I’ve never met before […]
November 22, 2014

Dr. Behooving’s Christmas Shopping Guide

LADIES FOR MEN Men are not hard to buy for. You just have to know how we think. We think about cycling, looking good though our clothes need a wash, and smelling good though we need […]
November 20, 2014

Punishment passes: can they be stopped?

I have been putting off writing this post because I feel confronted by the subject matter. Car addiction has reduced Australians to voting for politicians who promise cheap petrol even if that means killing Iraqis. We […]
November 19, 2014

Quoc Pham Urbanite Low Top Shoe (Review)

If Google has led you here for a review of these shoes, first may I say welcome to the blog of the world’s leading theorist of bicycle urbanism. You might like my book! You might also […]
November 18, 2014

How to know if your city can be a bike city.

Soon after cars started re-shaping cities and patterns of urban settlement, Sigfried Giedion published his highly influential book Space, Time and Architecture  (1941) around the idea that the new way of measuring distance using units of time […]