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 […]
March 16, 2014

Ride Inside: help shape my next book

Rafael and I got to talking and have decided to write a book. Actually, we have a lot of the research completed already, Raf from his doctoral studies, and me from my regular musings. I guess […]
March 13, 2014

Aristotelian syllogisms and Plato’s ideas, as required in a bike blog.

Here’s a syllogism to stimulate your brain. Major premise: we want everyone cycling! That’s because cycling performs three miracles at the same time, by 1. reducing the amount of time people spend moving between places of work, school […]