August 14, 2013

Philosophical and lascivious thoughts about e-bikes

According to the Dr. Behooving taxonomy of powered and non-powered machines, eBikes belong with all those inelegant gadgets that have extraneous motors: the electric can opener; Shimano’s electronic derailleurs; and of course the automobile. I’m not […]
August 13, 2013

Why Bike Share SHOULD be for Tourists

For 23 hours of 24, most of the world’s cars are in storage, with their steel parts slowly oxidising and their rubber parts perishing. How noble, that cycling is being kickstarted with fleets of bikes that […]
August 12, 2013

Doing Things Properly in Australia’s Premier City

What a lovely day we gents had in Sydney on Saturday. Scoop was there for a family do, I was there for a talk, and the Honourable Hamish was there because Sydney is inescapable on the […]
August 7, 2013

Bikes worth more than muffins and moveable chairs.

Place-making initiatives, mens sheds, farmer’s markets, industrial heritage parks, moveable benches, wiggly earth walls in community gardens, proposals for high-lines, things that pop up that everyone loves calling “pop-ups”… how can it be that all these […]
August 2, 2013

Architecture, Instinct and Activity

I figured I’d need some guinea pigs for this experiment, so I went out and bought some. Actual guinea pigs. I bought them from a cavy fancier, one of those salt-of-the-earth ladies who breed pedigree guinea […]