December 14, 2017

Why bicycling is the architect’s soup can

In any country except for the Netherlands (where cycling is passé), construction work for the bicycle is symbolic, shockingly so. It invites controversy. People say, “for bikes?” in the incredulous way pagans would have looked at the […]
December 9, 2017

A Guide to Your Next Suicide

About once a year the considerate and apolitical police force here in NSW Australia hold Operation Pedro, where officers are sent onto the street to fine 13 year olds for riding on footpaths, ping conscious objectors […]
November 15, 2017

The Bad News and Good News, if you want to be Holland.

I should do this with China, Columbia, Norway, Spain… all the countries I’ve worked in of late. But if I do it for Australia, you should able to extrapolate. Let’s start with the bad news—that way […]
November 1, 2017

gross generalizations about other nations

The title is non-capitalised, because I’m just writing for fun. As an academic I travelled a lot, but aside from a long stint in New York was never really exposed to a culture. In the past […]
October 31, 2017

Cycling: it’s too smart to be grouped with “smart cities”

If you’re in bike advocacy, you would have had it happen to you: being sat at the card table with the smart cities geeks. Given the things cycling can do for cities, we ought to be […]