March 28, 2013

Bike Paths to Every Back Door!

Before our cities had many streets, most had many waterways, railways and canals, for hauling goods between the land and the sea. The above map of Boston from 1849, ( shows a city that car-dependent Bostonians […]
March 21, 2013

An idol in troubled times: why we fetishise old bikes and recycled materials

I don’t save for retirement. I plan to die of old age while giving a lecture (so stay awake in the back row—you might just be there on that day!) But for so long as the […]
March 17, 2013

The freedom of designing urban districts for bikes

Having established why we should design bicycle cities, it is time I shared some thoughts on how we might design new urban districts to give them a bicycling focus. I’m thinking of former industrial areas and how […]
March 15, 2013

The Bike Hour Code of Conduct

Based on legal advice duly received, Bike Hour now has rules governing all those riding bikes at that hour, irrespective of their knowledge or lack thereof of Bike Hour’s existence. RULE 1. BIKE HOUR RIDES SHALL […]
March 14, 2013

Codes of conduct, who needs ’em! Not cyclists. Or Bike Hour.

A bemusing moment at every Olympics is when an umpire disqualifies a walker, for not walking. Most find it laughable, but as someone who did little athletics as a child, I wish we had had those […]