August 2, 2012

Danish cyclists never lost their political clout

It does become rather wearisome, hearing how Copenhagen had lost virtually all of its cycling by the late 1960s, before clawing its way back from nothing. People are told this supposed fact, to be primed ready […]
August 1, 2012

Toward a bike-focused view of urban renewal

If you consider just how few of the world’s cities use bikes for any more than 1 or 2% of all trips, it is amazing that cycling gets as much press as it does. But it’s […]
July 27, 2012

She lives in my town!

I don’t know her face or her name, just her type: the fabulous art school chic who crochets her own skirt guards. The token whacky big art in front of the School of Visual and Performing […]
July 27, 2012

CYCLISTS DISMOUNT

Until such a time as I see a “DRIVERS GET OUT AND PUSH” sign, I will disobey signs that read  “CYCLISTS DISMOUNT”. Those words “cyclists dismount” are as much an affront to my mode of transport […]
July 25, 2012

“I’m alright jack”: the ethos of car safety features

For a while in the 60s some carmakers were favouring doors hinged at the rear. Among their reasons for abandoning this door design, was the problem of people being crushed by their own door when they […]