August 1, 2016

The Future of Bicycle Urbanism

The pendulum swing to urban decay then renewal isn’t unique to the industrial city. Fortified cities from feudal times went through the same cycle. Think of Venice. As early as the 1500s people were leaving for the Po Valley where, […]
July 28, 2016

The shortsightedness of bicycling rainwear

I know not everyone who attended Velo-City this year could also afford time off work to attend some more prestigious events on the bicycle urbanism calendar like the Venice Architecture Biennale or Pitti Uomo in Florence. That is […]
July 26, 2016

Transport for the post-yoga city

It is but an odd distinction some men would make, between “transport” and “recreational” bike infrastructure, as though the entire first world and all of its enterprises are anything but recreational now. When roads to the […]
July 24, 2016

experiment with a mission statement

My mission is to optimise the mode of optimum benefit to our health, wealth and planet, and to dismantle the hegemony of car-centric planning that does more to hurt walking and public transport. The centrepiece of my enterprise is a new architectural […]
July 11, 2016

I know Ayn Rand left instructions to fountainheads to never show pity. But it’s hard not to show pity! Most of these drawn forlorn strangers we see on the street are not actually farmers or miners, yet they own cars. Why? Nobody working in […]