Reasons to be cheerful

A reader cruelly informed me that no one will ever want to employ my urban design principles, if they are all about cycling. I’ve been glum ever since. The only solace I can take is that the club racing in Northern Tasmania is simply stunning, week after week…

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…and that someone else has just suggested I am the Morrissey of bicycle blogging! So what do you think, should the next book be called Cars are Murder?

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About Steven

I'm on a mission to put cycling on the agendas of architects, urban designers and fellow academics, who see the potential for bicycles to change cities and buildings. My PhD is in architectural history and my interdisciplinary research spans art theory, philosophy and cultural studies. I teach architectural history and theory and design studio at The University of Tasmania, Australia, and formerly worked as an architect designing large public housing projects in Singapore. My favourite bikes are a titanium racing bike I use for racing, a Velorbis retro commuter for riding to cafes and work, a single speed ultra light Brompton that I take with me when I travel on planes, a 29er hard tail mountain bike that I get lost on in remote places, an old track bike that scares me, a 1984 Colnago Super with all original campagnolo components that is plugged into a virtual realm that I train in, and a Dutch-made Bakfiets, that could easily replace half of the bikes I just mentioned.
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3 Responses to Reasons to be cheerful

  1. Dmitri F says:

    Don’t let the haters get you down. I think your nuanced perspective is refreshing and interesting. While many other bicycle advocates focus on catering and not offending too much the motor car or pedestrians, I much prefer your ideas of cities built around comfortable cycle distances, rather than around the ancient principle of walking or the outdated driving. :-)

  2. Luke says:

    Yes. (I can be concise.)

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