June 10, 2014

Helmets have turned my sport into a blood sport

I have been racing bikes every weekend for more than twenty years, a period spanning the introduction of helmets in professional racing. Some key dates: 1990: Mandatory bike helmet laws introduced in Australia. 1992: Dr. Behooving […]
June 8, 2014

Jacques Rancière and the art of bike planning

Quite a few ambiguities could be ironed out if we stopped pretending that bicycle planning was some kind of science, and accepted that it is an art. The first hint that it should be viewed in […]
June 4, 2014

Will the City of Tomorrow have driverless taxis or bikes?

During her 6 years (2007-2013) as Commissioner of New York’s Department of Transportation, Janette Sadik-Khan partially restored 317 linear miles of 19th century streets so they could be used for a similar kind of non-motorised mode (cycling) to the mode […]
May 31, 2014

Lost In Translation at Velo City.

Having given what two random sycophants told me was “the best presentation of Velo City” I sense it is me, Dr Behooving, to whom the cycling world looks for a truly authoritative report on the international […]
May 20, 2014

Why apartment designers should make room for bikes

This was a temporary blog post, and draft of a passage I had been labouring over for my next book. Thank you to all those who helped with their comments.