April 15, 2013

1939 Futurama meets an Australian regional centre

70 years before Futurama was a cartoon, it was an exhibit and ride at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. It was designed by a theatre set designer with a penchant for aerodynamics, and like Le Corbusier’s […]
April 15, 2013

Imagine a city of pedestrians and driverless cars

Foster and Partners’ Masdar City in UAE, is a city designed around walking and driverless cars running on tracks. Think Manhattan with no private cars, only taxis, and computers steering the taxis to increase the road […]
April 13, 2013

Balanced perspectives on cycle-specific apparel

According to the cycle chic movement, people don’t need special clothes to start cycling. That’s 95% true. If you are making the big shift to bicycle transport from the comfort of driving between internal garages, you […]
April 13, 2013

bicycle-tech: architecture, planning, clothing and customs

What ever happened to raincoats? On rainy days when I was in school, all the kids turned up in yellow. All our houses had hooks in the laundries, or inside the front doors, loaded with plastic […]
April 11, 2013

Future-mayor proofing your bike plan

While ever less than 50% of voters really love their bicycle transport, rain hail or shine, there will be mayoral candidates in the shadows ready to ride an anti-bike backlash to office. Toronto is seeing it […]