November 10, 2014

Manifesto of personal freedom

I assert my right to cycle in full-size headphones (yeah, leave out the helmet), with Talking Heads blasting my brains out. I’ll be off-road on a trail. Don’t you worry about me. I’ll write what I […]
November 7, 2014

Cheap City

In the past I have argued that built environment spending to increase cycling should be splashy and bold. Projects should provide politicians opportunities to pork-barrel for votes. Architects, of course, can play a great role in this, […]
November 6, 2014

Treat ’em mean and keep ’em lean. The way forward for city states.

Opinions differ. Mine is that the average human is brain dead. Our ancestors were when they drank and screwed in West Ireland while their overlords planned wars from their castles. Our parents were when they bought […]
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 […]