September 5, 2014

Living car-free yet using more cars—how we can solve this dilemma

If you haven’t read my blog in a while (or ever), the last few posts explain my decision to work within the literary genre of Utopian writing. New paradigms in urban planning have always been precipitated […]
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 […]