April 18, 2014

Cursed by my haters, I prevail nonetheless.

If ever I have belittled you and you have prayed, for example, that I might be struck by a blinding infection during my next speaking tour of the Netherlands, know that your god has acquiesced to your […]
April 8, 2014

Design new cities around cycling to make mothers’ lives easier.

My box bike (or bakfiets in Dutch) can go where no pedestrian or vehicle is able to go. It can traverse slopes that would hurt peoples’ ankles if they were walking. It can fit through gaps […]
April 1, 2014

PM’s bike essay awarded a B

A few days ago my friend Roberto tipped me off to this article by Australia’s current PM, that he wrote in 2008. My god, on first reading, you would think Tony Abbot was once a bicycling […]
March 29, 2014

Helmet-cam traps: where’s the humour!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK8RfUJohkU It was a sting operation. A classic piece of entrapment, designed to expose the dark soul of the average middle aged Australian misogynist who doesn’t care much for bikes either. With her camera rolling she […]
March 23, 2014

Summary of bicycle urbanism design lab experiments in recent months

For the past year I have been leading teams of MA and PhD students at the University of Tasmania, Australia, in a range of pure research, and research-by-design projects. One of the questions we have been […]