February 10, 2014

Reasons to be cheerful

A reader cruelly informed me that no one will ever want to employ my urban design principles, if they are all about cycling. I’ve been glum ever since. The only solace I can take is that […]
February 7, 2014

How to make bunch-rides safe — and cycling safe, generally.

My last post arguing that groups of cyclists have an ethical entitlement to ride 2 abreast, or indeed take up the whole road the way cars do, got a few thousand hits in a few days. […]
February 1, 2014

Why cyclists can ride 2, 3 and 4 abreast: explaining things for indignant drivers.

In cars, people travel on the road 2-abreast all the time. Nobody questions. In a Mitsubishi Canter 3 Sumo wrestlers can travel along 3-abreast. We haven’t even started on buses that transport their passengers all 4 […]
January 27, 2014

Bring back the strong body in town planning theory.

Here’s a thought experiment for you. Suppose our grand parents’ generation had rejected the car. Whether that was because cars have gratuitous motors that waste the use of our bodies, or because they become cumbersome liabilities […]
January 25, 2014

Who can remember bicycle transport?