July 20, 2012

Your duty to ride slow in front of blue collar workers in cars

The year is 1946. My grandfather is waiting with 20 or more of his workmates, all riding bikes, to board the ferry, to cross the harbour, to go to work at the steelworks. They are all […]
July 19, 2012

If your city is lifeless, ride faster.

I don’t have accurate figures, but am guessing architectural blogs and magazines showcase more free standing buildings than infill projects. In other words, not much that we drool over as architects matches the European town planning […]
July 17, 2012

Sneak preview of Genre de Vie

The makers of the documentary film Genre de Vie, about the bicycling way of life, have posted a sneak preview of their film to their blog. I’m naturally delighted to have been featured alongside some great […]
July 13, 2012

What to do now, but get fat?

Knowledge based economies have a real problem. Do you realise we have been so good at eliminating physical labour from our lives, that now we can’t even get enough fibre without gaining weight? A slight woman […]
July 11, 2012

Hats are safer than helmets on shared paths

Something I should have posted 12 months ago. I’ve discovered that most hats have a crucial safety feature helmets lack: inbuilt speed control. If I’m ever approaching an uncivil speed on a shared path my hat will alert […]