June 28, 2017

Cycling’s Invisible Hand in Spatial Production

Urban planning works something like this: a local government learns the national government is about to spend billions on a piece of road or rail infrastructure that will improve travel times to some land in their […]
June 14, 2017

Amsterdam, where in ten minutes you’re out of the city and cycling.

Casting my eye along the street here in Amsterdam, and seeing only one parked car for every twenty or thirty houses, I am reminded that cities don’t have a problem with cars. They have a problem […]
June 4, 2017

It’s the poor who need indoor bike parking.

While we’re all talking about the strange relationship that appears to exist between gentrification and cycling, let’s have a look at a new Harvard study, led by my good friend Anne Lusk. Reading it you will find […]
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 […]