November 25, 2016

Will cycling be Trumped?

Transport cycling—especially when I’ve had to do it on roads with my children—has led me to viscerally despise the kind of politician who courts bigots for votes by victimising out-groups. Transport cyclists are a persecuted and vulnerable […]
November 18, 2016

How the Dutch do it: fewer train stations with bike-centric catchments.

Marco te Brömmelstroet  (Urban Cycling Institute / University of Amsterdam, etc. etc.) was in Sydney recently, as the drawcard speaker for an evening of talks called How the Dutch Do It.  I know what you’re thinking, that being told “How […]
November 6, 2016

BEHOOVING MOVING

The above image has been produced to mark a generous interval of time since this blog started in 2009. There have also been somewhat more than 1000 blog posts, I’m not sure the precise number. Without […]
September 11, 2016

Anticipating the next wave of bicycle advocacy.

Cycling was mainstream throughout the industrialised world before WW2, not just in countries like Denmark and the Netherlands. Their rates were undoubtedly higher. Still, cycling would have snowballed in the Anglosphere too, except for one thing. Our countries […]
September 5, 2016

Our frustration with rail and road networks.

I spent last week in Germany and it’s a machine. That is the problem. Machines relay actions in a linear and inflexible fashion. The piston turns the cam shaft that turns this cog and that cog […]