May 16, 2012

To do

Encourage a generation of architects, urban designers and planners to regularly cycle in the cities they shape. Live to see cyclists recognised as a protected group in anti-hate speech legislation. See to it that land along […]
May 15, 2012

Recalling a recent high speed descent

It is not every weekend that I descend some mountain during a bike race, as I did last Saturday, so indulge me fellow urbanists while I savour fresh memories. I was part of a group of […]
May 14, 2012

What I think about pink

Try as you might to blend in, you will always look out place on a road bike. On the road, you’re the only one without a car. On the bike path, you’re resented for being a […]
May 13, 2012

What sustainable architects can do for unsustainable cities, by promoting bike transport (Part 2… in progress)

An architect dreaming of a future when sprawling car cities will be relying mostly on bikes, could easily imagine what new kinds of buildings they would need to provide for that day. People arriving on sophisticated […]
May 13, 2012

What sustainable architects can do for unsustainable cities, with bikes (Part 1… in progress)

In 2000, The Philip Merrill Environmental Center became the first ever building to receive a platinum LEED certification for energy efficiency. In addition to daily energy use, the designers, SmithGroup Inc., considered the smallest details of the […]