February 28, 2013

Bikes give architects an edge, not a burden.

I have a friend who works in an architectural practice who passed my book around his office, to gauge his colleagues’ reactions. The book might as well have a deaf and blind mother in a wheelchair […]
February 27, 2013

For a city with more bikes and canals than it needs.

I stayed with a friend in the canal district of Amsterdam recently, and learned from a local exactly how bike parking works in that city. You keep your collectible bikes in your storeroom downstairs, while outside […]
February 19, 2013

Minority voters left for dead in Australia

I’ll just throw these stats out there. Stephen Hodge in Canberra sent me a link to Australia’s road death stats. Whichever sample month you care to look at, you see death rates for cyclists are higher […]
February 16, 2013

Put fluro on roads, not on riders.

Why should hard working drivers stand by and watch their taxes spent on things like pedestrian crossings? Each set of crossings costs thousands to paint—hundreds of thousands if they require traffic lights in addition. All this […]
February 15, 2013

What questions can we answer with tracking methods?

With helmet cams getting cheaper, and phones being able to be used as tracking devices, we can expect a rash of studies like these around the topic of cycling. Recently I spent a morning at T.U.Delft […]