October 6, 2014

How your city makes you look like a fool

You would probably rather hear that your life was determined by greedy corporations, your status anxiety, or even your genes, than what I am about to say it’s controlled by. I am afraid you are nothing but […]
October 1, 2014

Until cycling and architecture are once again prol

Now that Brutalism is back in Vogue, it is time we all were reminded that Peter and Alison Smithson were prols. They descended on London from the North with a mind to attack the bourgeois establishment […]
September 30, 2014

Passive Voice Pussyfooting

Bicycle advocates can learn a lot from feminists. Take the feminist idea that the problem of sexual assault is diminished and confused when reported like so: “A woman was assaulted outside a nightclub in Sydney”. Why […]
September 29, 2014

Redefining the bike-friendly apartment

Cities have evolved for driving, and apartment buildings have evolved for walking and taking the elevator. But what if walking, driving and riding in elevators were things we only did on occasion? What if we rode […]
September 26, 2014

A no-fault divorce for drivers and cyclists

If you’re used to advocates and engineers tossing grenades at each other from opposite trenches, you might need some time in Tasmania. Okay, I’ll admit, sweet FA ever gets done here. But let’s look on the […]