07/09/2013

Reasons to be grumpy and cheery this week.

I’ve had some highs and lows lately. One high was presenting my grand vision for Singapore to the various heads and CEOs of that country’s peak planning bodies (the URA, LTA, HDB and NPB). That was nice. […]
21/08/2013

Road, rail or bicycle trail: which does the most for land value capture?

Which transport infrastructure most clearly increases residential land prices? During the age of cheap oil and car-love the answer would have been roads. How times have changed. Just look at the fine old houses lining arterial […]
14/08/2013

Philosophical and lascivious thoughts about e-bikes

According to the Dr. Behooving taxonomy of powered and non-powered machines, eBikes belong with all those inelegant gadgets that have extraneous motors: the electric can opener; Shimano’s electronic derailleurs; and of course the automobile. I’m not […]
13/08/2013

Why Bike Share SHOULD be for Tourists

For 23 hours of 24, most of the world’s cars are in storage, with their steel parts slowly oxidising and their rubber parts perishing. How noble, that cycling is being kickstarted with fleets of bikes that […]
12/08/2013

Doing Things Properly in Australia's Premier City

What a lovely day we gents had in Sydney on Saturday. Scoop was there for a family do, I was there for a talk, and the Honourable Hamish was there because Sydney is inescapable on the […]