November 3, 2012

Conversation with a Dutchman (Part 1)

As kids, you and I caused our mums the same heartache. All of your mothers in the Netherlands, and our mums in Australia, were terrified their kids would be hit by cars on their bikes. Both […]
November 2, 2012

Fixies for kids aren’t really so cute.

Outside Holland, bikes were classified as cars and forced onto the road instead of the footpath, which frightened off all but the most suicidal bike riders. And suicidal cyclists have been allowed to define the image […]
November 2, 2012

Roberto in Japan

Above is a picture of Roberto showing my son around his bike shed, perhaps as long as four years ago now. The love Roberto has instilled in his own sons for cycling sees his eldest now […]
October 30, 2012

The sacrifices we make for family cycling

The average city has very little land left that has not been given over to driving, and all the activism in the world will not change that fact while my children are still in my care. […]
October 28, 2012

5 things every architect should know about bicycle transport

1: Public health Available research tells us that safe and convenient bicycle transport would significantly  improve public health. 2: Economics Per dollar spent, bicycle infrastructure is more effective in reducing commute times than road or rail. […]