September 12, 2013

Not another bike map

If it is true that the medium is the message, then brace yourself for a sermon. I have a new website to share, with videos, an e-book, interactive maps, my god even T-shirts! But if you […]
September 9, 2013

Where to next for bike blogging?

I can’t help but see the urban cycling renaissance as fundamentally a product of social media, like the revolutions in Syria and Egypt. While authors of papers like this one and this one have given policy […]
September 7, 2013

Reasons to be grumpy and cheery this week.

I’ve had some highs and lows lately. One high was presenting my grand vision for Singapore to the various heads and CEOs of that country’s peak planning bodies (the URA, LTA, HDB and NPB). That was nice. […]
August 21, 2013

Road, rail or bicycle trail: which does the most for land value capture?

Which transport infrastructure most clearly increases residential land prices? During the age of cheap oil and car-love the answer would have been roads. How times have changed. Just look at the fine old houses lining arterial […]
August 14, 2013

Philosophical and lascivious thoughts about e-bikes

According to the Dr. Behooving taxonomy of powered and non-powered machines, eBikes belong with all those inelegant gadgets that have extraneous motors: the electric can opener; Shimano’s electronic derailleurs; and of course the automobile. I’m not […]