May 17, 2013

Velomobiles: giving the slip to the wind and the law

In our rush to make cycling mainstream, we forget some of the perverse pleasures that come from it being weird. The weirder the better, in some ways. At the weird end of weirdness, are velomobiles. Today […]
May 17, 2013

Housing designed around a bike-entry courtyard

I can’t say I’m a fan of apartments that share tiny light wells. Sure, as a tourist we can step off the main shopping street in some city such as Lyon, and think we have found […]
May 13, 2013

Cambridge Raincoat Company [Review]

At the risk of reading too much into too little, I should like to begin this raincoat review with a deep and meaningful observation that you might find a tad sanctimonious, even for me. The marketing […]
May 13, 2013

Show us your Google Maps bicycling layer

Dark green lines represents safe cycle tracks. Dotted green lines represent door-zone suicide lanes. It is legal to cycle on footpaths here, however, the crossings to give cars access to mid-block cars parks have been made […]
May 11, 2013

Imagining Plato’s Ideal Republic of Cycling

Books have been written about the wild enthusiasm with which the architectural community approached the possibilities presented by cars in the twentieth-century (1, 2, 3). None though have mentioned a gaping hole in one piece of […]