September 26, 2014

A no-fault divorce for drivers and cyclists

If you’re used to advocates and engineers tossing grenades at each other from opposite trenches, you might need some time in Tasmania. Okay, I’ll admit, sweet FA ever gets done here. But let’s look on the […]
September 24, 2014

You can’t say utopia on the radio

Don’t you hate when a media outlet preps you with questions, you spend an hour or two writing responses on paper preparing your mind for the big moment, then when the interview comes it is about […]
September 21, 2014

Bicycle urbanism should be Utopian and Organic at once.

It is easy to dismiss bicycle transport as something that will only ever be mainstream in cities where that seems to have always been so, like Amsterdam or Copenhagen. Whether you say that’s due to the […]
September 14, 2014

What should I say at a Bike Futures Conference?

I’ve never been a high school relief teacher, but I think I’ve just had a taste of the dread they must feel to be phoned in the morning and told they have a gig in a […]
September 13, 2014

To entertain ones readers, or rule them? That is the question.

You may have noticed my blog posts of late, becoming even more supercilious. Some might say: boring. Let me explain. In the mid 1990s an architectural critic and theorist named Kenneth Frampton grew in stature with […]