November 4, 2014

Something to talk about during the cup

This Melbourne Cup day in Australia, I am wondering why humans like to see animals race? Why not force them into even more extreme sports? We know for sure that one species likes to compete, and […]
November 2, 2014

Passing on Velo-City in the French town of Nanties

I’ve been asked by a few of my Euro cronies if I’ll be going to Velo-City in Nantes next year. Well, no. I read the call for papers a few months ago and decided that: 1. […]
October 27, 2014

A Maoist/Futurist approach to designing a street.

It seems everyone these days is a designer of streets. If I see one more of those twee before-and-after cross sections of a street showing the addition of curb-side cycle tracks and trees from the Black […]
October 23, 2014

Bike infrastructure in outer suburbs? What on earth for!

Australia’s most flamboyant former Prime Minister died a few days ago, aged 98. After decades of war-time and post-war time conservative rule, it would certainly have been refreshing back then in the seventies to have had […]
October 21, 2014

Judge declares the road is a chopping board.

There is a breed of murderers roaming free in Australia. They don’t number in the dozens like child killers, jihadist extremists, cannibals or serial killers. They don’t number in the hundreds like rapists, burglars, of beefed up […]