August 15, 2017

What should cities do now about driverless cars?

I am asked to write and speak about Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) quite a lot, and want to be remembered as one of the early dissenters. The main story, we all know, is that sensors are likely soon […]
August 14, 2017

How a fool’s conception of pluralism keeps filling cities with cars.

  Being pluralistic doesn't mean tolerating cars in the city. Where possible, pluralism would ban them. Here's why. In philosophy (if not, yet, in urban planning) pluralism is distinctly different from relativism. Relativism says I have […]
July 25, 2017

Pariahs or pioneers?

People who habitually use bicycle transport are a tough lot. Even in the Netherlands where cycling is safe, weaker willed people choose the car or public transport to avoid getting rained on. You’ve got to be […]
July 24, 2017

Liberation from Capitalism.

How do you turn the tables when you’re overpowered? You lure your enemy into a trap. What I’m going to write about here is a simple trap you can help set that would ensnare our capitalist […]
July 19, 2017

Bicycle Architecture Biennale

It might have been the shortest lived biennale since the word was first used and will not turn out to have been a “biennale” at all if it is not repeated in 2019. Nevertheless the Bicycle […]