May 22, 2013

Uneven ground planes and bikes

Walking on a velodrome is like cycling on cobbles. So build inclined and smooth surfaces where you would like to see bikes, and level rough surfaces where you would like to see people walking. This seems […]
May 22, 2013

Cycle Space spotted in huge anime store in New York

I have to thank my friend David in New York for this photo he snapped of my book in   Kinokuniya Bookstore, beside Bryant Park. David works in the area so goes there often for the […]
May 21, 2013

Greenways, property prices and legal abortion.

Here’s a curious factoid. American studies into the impact of urban parks on neighbouring property prices showed negative impacts in the seventies, and positive impacts nowadays. In the seventies, parks (including linear parks, aka “greenways”) gave […]
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 […]