March 8, 2013

It can be a good thing for cities if the plebs shop at malls

The suburban mega mall trend can be a blessing in disguise for city centres. I have had the dubious privilege of spending most of my life in a city that long ago saw shopping  stolen from […]
March 7, 2013

What’s Hot?

Here’s a current affairs roundup of stuff to interest architects who think the built environment needs morphing to receive bicycle motion. I’ll come back and add more as more come to mind, or as readers offer suggestions. […]
March 6, 2013

Conceptualising a bike focused city, with cheese.

When masterplanning new urban districts, a lot of architects I know speak of drawing broad brushstrokes representing slab blocks striping their sites. They work with known widths for slab blocks—e.g. 22m if they’ll be double-loading their […]
March 5, 2013

An interview I just gave about Bike Hour

With 2 weeks to go until Bike Hour, I just gave this interview via email. I won’t tell you the media outlet. How did the event turn out last year? Did it exceed expectations? Bike Hour […]
March 3, 2013

National Penny Farthing Championships

One of my favourite rides in Tasmania is the back road from Launceston to the village of Evandale. It’s the one town in the world I can go and be guaranteed not to have a hipster […]