January 2, 2014

Where do bikes fit in the medium density blancmange coloured city?

The past decade has seen bikes coming back to old city centres where cars were never going to fit anyway. This creates a false impression that a “bicycling city” is necessarily a dense city, when in […]
January 1, 2014

Is it drivers killing cyclists, or politicians?

Australian infrastructure policy makers and officials killed almost 50 cyclists in 2013. Relative to the size of our population, that’s worse than the UK. The last victim of infrastructure policy for 2013 was Lewis Hendey, just […]
December 30, 2013

What bike conveys your nation’s spirit?

To say the Japanese like collecting Colnagos, or that the British love Bromptons, is like saying the Dutch go for bikes without a few wheel nuts. There are no points for stating obvious facts. What I […]
December 26, 2013

Past, present and future of industrial city space

December 21, 2013

If space were organised for the working class, and not our owning-class overlords.

I’ve been in the intellectual hot tub for the past couple of days with Marxist geographer David Harvey. One of his key observations, expressed in this lecture, is that America spent its post-WW2 surplus on cars and […]