September 3, 2014

Velotopia: a touchstone notion.

It is time we had a touchstone notion of a Cycling Utopia. Tempting though it may be to dismiss such a thing as straw man, it is worth remembering that the garden-city and car-city both have their […]
September 2, 2014

Roundup of 7 contrarian views

I don’t know about you, but I am really quite taken by the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain’s “great big” bike blog roundups. What a fabulous chronicle of the cycling renaissance! One day someone will get […]
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 […]