Steven and Angelina have been poking the hornet’s nest that is urban planning for over a decade, with a mission to put cycling on the agendas of architects, planners, politicians, designers and academics. In recent years, it has been a thrill to work with them on a range of innovative projects, from provocative seminars and the innovative ‘Velotopia’ workshops, as well as producing content for the National Museum of Australia’s ‘Freewheeling’ exhibition about cycling in Australia.
Clinical surveys of architectural theory are not for Steven and Angelina. While better spaces for bicycles might be their primary goal, their work has an altogether higher purpose. By interrogating the physical and cultural fabric of our cities, they help us reimagine the kind of society we might become.
Dr Daniel Oakman, Senior Curator, People and the Environment, National Museum of Australia.
I am an adjunct associate professor contributing to research, community outreach, grant applications and campus planning for bicycle transport.
I belong to a research team (with Walter Willet, Anne Lusk and Morteza Asgarzadeh) investigating the contribution bicycle environments can make to public health by reducing chronic disease.
Representing Shimano Urban Sports division and their flagship Metrea Range by attending and speaking at international events including EuroBike and Ride New York. This work is in partnership with Univa America Inc.
The Hunter Chapter of Property Council of Australia have engaged my company Cycle Space International P/L to its mapping and masterplanning services. This is part of their mission to be leaders through responsible property development and future visioning for the city of Newcastle.
Cycle Space International P/L is proud to be assisting the Mavid Group with a bicycle oriented development in Australia. We are contributing environmental impacts statements, presentations to authorities, the design process and marketing. Press story here.
While a visiting scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2013, I was invited with Dr. Anne Lusk to advise Boston Global Investors on creative ways of enticing apartment buyers attracted to their Seaport Development by the change this address would afford them of cycling to work. We presented a district-wide bike strategy, network planning, an appraisal of U.S. and European precedents and new bike parking solutions to utilise space within micro-apartments and access corridors.
Input into the design of a US Green Parking accreditation instrument, specifically with regards to future conversion of parking stations into bike-access housing.
A talk at Singapore’s Archifest led to an invitation to advise the chiefs Singapore’s 4 Authorities with an interest in bicycle transport. I presented creative solutions to the problems of pedestrian conflict on shared paths, bike parking in shopping precincts and perspiration. I was also able to provide a pan-island bike transport strategy as an alternative to road and rail transport, that addressed the problems of available space, haze, heat and heavy rain. (pdf version of slide show)
I was able to contribute to the development of the Heart Foundation’s state environmental design policy for Tasmania by explaining global best practices as they might apply in that state and by highlighting specific weaknesses in town planning, footpath design and traffic policies, for example a policy that has seen the removal of zebra crossings.
I was invited by councillors of Hobart and Kingsborough Councils to help them develop actionable policies informed by a strategic vision of cycling in these municipalities.
Permeability mapping of various cities to assess their suitability for bike sharing.
[re]cycle-space mapping service for community outreach programs with various Australian cities.
Advice about cyclogistics in the Australian context.
Specialist architectural and technical feedback on designs.
Tender support with statement of environmental effects around bicycling enterprise.
Pro bono service to the party’s advisory board.
Led one day workshop Imagining Velotopia, April 2015. (report on NMA website).
Led one day workshop Imagining Cycle-Spaces Feb. 2015.
Speaker for Bike Futures continuing professional development program.
Teaching each year into the Built Environment, Human Energy Expenditure extension course.