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 […]
September 4, 2016

“e” stands for “Euro” in e-Bike.

EuroBike is funny: And the girls there thought I was quite funny!   And I understood what I was there for: But most of the exhibitors were totally lost. Ask them and it’s e-Bike, e-Bike, e-Bike. It’s as […]
September 3, 2016

It’s time the plebeians all went on strike

I call on all Plebeians, it is time for a strike. Though I count myself not among you, I sympathise with you. The patrician class has relocated from suburbs to dense city centres but given no […]