August 24, 2014

Thomas More’s Copenhagen.

It still surprises me that no other academics with PhDs in architecture and urbanism have taken an interest in the changing image of cities brought about by the cycling renaissance. Our theory books have so much […]
August 20, 2014

Lessons for bike planning from Italo Calvino

Forget Copenhagen. I can draw you a picture of a real bicycling city, where riding in the weather is an option but most people would ride under roofs (like those of an airport) and they would […]
August 14, 2014

Why a bike city? Why not a mix of biking and transit?

Like the visionary architects of the 1930s who imagined a city where everyone would drive cars, I am imagining a city where everyone cycles. So much has been written about the folly of single mode travel, and the […]
August 11, 2014

Is the Church of Green Piety a hinderance to cycling becoming mainstream?

Whenever I am in trouble for leaving my clothes on the floor, or am caught sneaking parcels from online bike shops into the man-cave, I like to distract my dear Primrose with prophesies about the end […]
August 4, 2014

Systematically assaulting the e-bike until it is banned.

My last post got under the skin of some pedelec owners, because they know I am right. They picture that gap between their seat tube and their rear tire and hear my critique going around in […]