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 […]
April 6, 2013

Response to article in Journal of Urban Design

If you have access to Journal of Urban Design via a library, here’s a great read: Karl Kullmann (2013): Green-Networks: Integrating Alternative Circulation Systems into Post-industrial Cities, Journal of Urban Design, 18:1, 36-58 I was hooked from the […]