Scollopped streets with cobbled edges

Here’s a way pedestrians’ greater aversion to inclined surfaces, and cyclists’ greater aversion to cobbles, could be used to gently part each of these modes on a shared non-vehicular street. You would leave the intersections and […]

The Future of Grocery Shopping

The Danes and the Dutch are too practical. Too Protestant! They leave their cargo bikes outside when they buy groceries, when they could be using them as shopping trollies. Supermarket chains, especially in the suburbs where […]

Uneven ground planes and bikes

Walking on a velodrome is like cycling on cobbles. So build inclined and smooth surfaces where you would like to see bikes, and level rough surfaces where you would like to see people walking. This seems […]

Cycle Space spotted in huge anime store in New York

I have to thank my friend David in New York for this photo he snapped of my book in   Kinokuniya Bookstore, beside Bryant Park. David works in the area so goes there often for the […]

Greenways, property prices and legal abortion.

Here’s a curious factoid. American studies into the impact of urban parks on neighbouring property prices showed negative impacts in the seventies, and positive impacts nowadays. In the seventies, parks (including linear parks, aka “greenways”) gave […]