June 3, 2017

How a 20 minute bike commute can add 9 years to your life.

Most of us are familiar with Danish epidemiologist Lars Andersen’s work showing how cyclists live longer (a neat little wrap up here).  There’s also the Harvard study that shows cycling, not walking, is a common factor among […]
May 17, 2017

Your 2-day study tour of the Netherlands

Knowing some of my regular blog readers will be heading to the Netherlands for the Velo-City conference in Nijmegen in June, I thought I would share my thoughts on how you might spend one or two days […]
May 9, 2017

I’m just selling cycling, not sourdough bread.

The unique proclivities of le petit bourgeoisie, how they do bore me. I have no interest in the interests of people who cycle. They are already cycling. I want to know what interests those who don’t cycle. It […]
March 25, 2017

Female Workplace Participation as a Precondition for Political Will for Safe Cycling

While  my lacklustre colleagues in the bike planning world go around singing “all you need is political will” in strains recalling some nauseating song by the Beatles’s I have been examining the preconditions for political will. (The […]
November 25, 2016

Will cycling be Trumped?

Transport cycling—especially when I’ve had to do it on roads with my children—has led me to viscerally despise the kind of politician who courts bigots for votes by victimising out-groups. Transport cyclists are a persecuted and vulnerable […]