July 26, 2013

Upstaging Abbot

I was heading to work this morning when I came across Tony Abbot, who may be Australia’s prime minister soon. I live in the small bellwether seat of Bass, where a little pork barrelling goes a […]
July 23, 2013

What to wear for bicycle speed-dating?

If I were to find myself single and tired of the solipsism (that right now I expect I would relish), I would simply post my intension to marry on Twitter. “Send photos and succinct bio to […]
July 19, 2013

The low hanging apple: strict liability laws to protect kids.

Although my niche role in the cycling renaissance is in the specialised areas of architectural and urban design theory, I want to draw attention to something very general, that we all should be focused on. If […]
July 14, 2013

Building for Bikes in Car Cities

Among those of us batting for bicycle transport, many hold a quaint misconception that travel mode choices are made voluntarily. They suppose that whole cities will swap cars for bikes when they have their awakenings. Those […]
July 7, 2013

The Pharisees of bicycle advocacy.

I have met him in dozens of cities. He tells everyone in government that he represents an enormous grass roots organisation. He tells everyone in that grass roots organisation that he is on a first name […]