November 7, 2012

Conversation with a Dutchman (Part 2)

Following on from Part 1… I wish I could tell you that other countries are lining up to buy your bike knowhow. But the crux of Dutch cycling is the segregated cycle track, that has hardly been […]
November 6, 2012

Irrational laws grow out of irrational fears.

Did you know it is illegal to kill a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of New York if he is not carrying a bow and arrow? Did you know it is illegal to post a stamp […]
November 6, 2012

Help me make a list, of famous architects neglecting bike parking.

Last year I wrote this little blog post, calling out Renzo Piano for his career-long neglect of bike parking. If you don’t believe me, take this little challenge: try wheeling your bike to within 20 meters […]
November 3, 2012

Conversation with a Dutchman (Part 1)

As kids, you and I caused our mums the same heartache. All of your mothers in the Netherlands, and our mums in Australia, were terrified their kids would be hit by cars on their bikes. Both […]
November 2, 2012

Fixies for kids aren’t really so cute.

Outside Holland, bikes were classified as cars and forced onto the road instead of the footpath, which frightened off all but the most suicidal bike riders. And suicidal cyclists have been allowed to define the image […]