November 5, 2014

Robot car, recognise this hand signal.

My friend Mikael (of course, he’s a friend to us all) has had his words shoehorned into an article instructing cyclists to ride and hand signal in predictable ways so that driverless cars can respond. What […]
November 4, 2014

Something to talk about during the cup

This Melbourne Cup day in Australia, I am wondering why humans like to see animals race? Why not force them into even more extreme sports? We know for sure that one species likes to compete, and […]
November 2, 2014

Passing on Velo-City in the French town of Nanties

I’ve been asked by a few of my Euro cronies if I’ll be going to Velo-City in Nantes next year. Well, no. I read the call for papers a few months ago and decided that: 1. […]
October 27, 2014

A Maoist/Futurist approach to designing a street.

It seems everyone these days is a designer of streets. If I see one more of those twee before-and-after cross sections of a street showing the addition of curb-side cycle tracks and trees from the Black […]
October 23, 2014

Bike infrastructure in outer suburbs? What on earth for!

Australia’s most flamboyant former Prime Minister died a few days ago, aged 98. After decades of war-time and post-war time conservative rule, it would certainly have been refreshing back then in the seventies to have had […]