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Bicycle-tech: architecture, planning, clothing and customs

Whatever happened to raincoats? On rainy days when I was in school, all the kids turned up in yellow. All our houses had hooks in the laundries or inside the front doors, loaded with yellow plastic raincoats for all of the family. Another must-have in everyone’s wardrobe was a huge pair of Wellies or gum

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How will office buildings adapt to more cycling?

First, a little extraneous background to the history of the office building as a type. We could go back to the Greek stoa or Roman basilica, but that would be stupid. The earliest critical interval of significance to the evolution of the office building as we know it today was the rebuilding of Chicago in


Healthy Green Transport for a Small City. 2.

Map all the existing and potential routes for bike paths that are nowhere near cars against the redundant industrial sites those bike paths could unlock for bicycle-oriented redevelopment. For about a year now, I’ve hypothesized that that is the first planning step toward making bicycling oases in cities otherwise overridden by cars. The cities we

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How To Make Bunch-Rides Safe — And Cycling Safe, Generally.

My last post arguing that groups of cyclists have an ethical entitlement to ride 2 abreast, or indeed take up the whole road the way cars do, got a few thousand hits in a few days. It’s a hot topic, clearly—not in all countries, certainly not Holland, but definitely hot in countries where many cyclists find themselves

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Postcard From An Asphalt Ikea

It is hard to believe smart bohemians of the early twentieth century had a mental image of Australia like the image many of us now have of Sweden or Denmark. In a dog-eat-dog world, this newly federated nation and trade-union stronghold on the other side of Asia somewhere promised to be an ongoing project in social justice.


Building For Bikes In Car Cities

Among those of us batting for bicycle transport, many hold a quaint misconception that travel mode choices are made voluntarily. They suppose that the whole city will swap cars for bikes when they have their awakenings. Those holding onto such hopes make the inductive fallacy that because they personally choose to ride bikes, everyone else

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Will The City Of Tomorrow Have Driverless Taxis Or Bikes?

During her 6 years (2007-2013) as Commissioner of New York’s Department of Transportation, Janette Sadik-Khan partially restored 317 linear miles of 19th-century streets so they could be used for a similar kind of non-motorized mode (cycling) to the mode for which they were laid out (horse-drawn transportation). 317 sounds like a lot. Like a revolution, coupled with statistics showing


Summary Of Bicycle Urbanism Design Lab Experiments In Recent Months

For the past year, I have been leading teams of MA and Ph.D. students at the University of Tasmania, Australia, in a range of pure research and research-by-design projects. One of the questions we have been asking is, “what might a purpose-built bicycling city actually look like?” Would it have streets, alleys, or free-flowing ground

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You can’t say utopia on the radio

Don’t you hate when a media outlet preps you with questions, you spend an hour or two writing responses on paper, preparing your mind for the big moment, then when the interview comes, it is about some other topic entirely? A producer for ABC Radio National Drive got in touch last week and asked what

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The elegant device as a paragon for city planning

This might seem arcane, but it’s obvious that every architectural or urban design act refers back to a pinnacle. In Renaissance times, it was the body. Whether through analogy (e.g., the civic administration building is the head, the church is the heart, the neighborhoods are the hands, etc.) or simply by copying proportions, architecture and

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Blue Maps – The Recycle Space Map

Here is a mapping technique highlighting the possibility of bicycling heterotopias in just about any city. It has been designed to help people imagine greenways built along non-vehicular easements (waterways and rail corridors, for example), unlocking potential new redevelopment districts where bike-friendly building types like the one below would be the basis of a new kind


Toward a critical regionalist approach to bike planning

Pedestrian advocates will never tell you that life as a walker invariably leads to one thing: public transport. Driving always struck me as a very expensive way to get fat. As for life as a car-free pedestrian, I gave it a shot, first when I lived in Singapore and later when I lived in New

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Cycle Specific Attire: The good, The bad And The Worth Owning

Riding a bike in the city wearing business attire is like walking a dog in Central Park. It’s an innocuous, necessary act for some people, but one that they obviously love for the opportunity afforded to parade yuppie status. If carrying a mug of tea made at home past all the cafes is too gratuitous,

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Cambridge Raincoat Company [Review]

At the risk of reading too much into too little, I should like to begin this raincoat review with a deep and meaningful observation that you might find a tad sanctimonious, even for me. The marketing imagery presented by this raincoat company out of Cambridge, UK, does not emphasize walking from the subway to the

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Velotopia: A Touchstone Notion

It is time we had a touchstone notion of a Cycling Utopia. Tempting though it may be to dismiss such a thing as a straw man, it is worth remembering that the garden city and car city both have their Utopian models for planners to hold at the backs of their minds. Bike planning does not

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Top Ear Piercing Gun Kit In 2021: Safety To Use!

Even though we might need to get our ears pierced, we don’t generally have the advantage of going to a parlor to complete them. Fortunately, a few organizations get this and have fabricated home ear puncturing packs. That way, we can get that desired ear puncturing yet in the solace of our own homes. Here,

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Top 10 Shooting Glasses Interchangeable Lenses In 2021: You Do Not Want To Miss

For many gunners, finding shooting glasses interchangeable lenses is very important. Shooting as a sport has been practised for hundreds of years in European countries, with some German shooting clubs dating back more than 500 years. Nowaday, this sport is becoming such a popular adventure sport that everyone can play it.  However, shooting can cause

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Top 10 Best Mini 14 Picatinny Rails 2023: Good For You!

Are you looking for the best mini 14 Picatinny rail? The Mini-14 is a semi-automatic rifle that is originally designed as an economical, lighter-weight alternative to the full-size M14 rifle. The Mini 14’s lightweight means it can be used for hunting and shooting sports. The design places emphasis on ruggedness and reliability with long service

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A Review Of The Top Benefits Of Moonlight Jewels Co 

Suppose you’re looking for a unique and beautiful piece of jewelry to give as a gift or to wear yourself. In that case, you need to check out Moonlight Jewels Co. This company creates stunning pieces with an ethereal feel, using only the finest materials. Here are just a few of the benefits of buying

Technology Changed Education

How Has Technology Changed Education

It’s 2022, and our world has changed so much over the past several decades. It’s true that technologies have already affected all spheres of our lives, from personal to business realms. However, one area they have truly revolutionized is education. Indeed, modern students have learning opportunities unknown to previous generations. These include interactive lessons, open

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Students’ Hobbies: How to Pick a Record Player 

Being a student can be a lot of stress and pressure. No wonder each student needs a relaxing hobby to cope with all that academic overload. Records listening can be a perfect solution for such a situation. Here’s how to choose the right turntable for your new hobby. Decide on your budget Record players’ prices

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Let’s Find Out Best Semi Permanent Hair Color That Doesn’t Bleed

Looking for Best Semi Permanent Hair Color That Doesn’t Bleed? We know that finding the perfect hair color can be tough. That’s why we’ve done the research for you and found the best semi permanent hair colors that don’t bleed. With one of these colors, you’ll never have to worry about your hair color bleeding

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Beauty Blender Vs Brush- Which One Is Better?

When it comes to makeup, there are a lot of choices to make. Which products should you use? What color should your eyeshadow be? How can you make your lips look fuller?  One question that often comes up is whether to use a Beauty blender vs brush- Which one is the better? Some people swear

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Best Beauty Blender Alternative – Which One Do You Choose?

Do you love your beauty blender but hate the mess it makes? We have the best beauty blender alternative for you. This non-porous, latex-free and phthalate-free sponge is easy to clean and will not absorb your makeup like a traditional sponge. With its unique shape, the silicone sponge will help you achieve a flawless makeup

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Black Spots On Beauty Blender Problem And How To Clean It

Do you have black spots on beauty blender? It’s normal for beauty blenders to get dirty over time, but if you’re seeing black spots, it means that dirt and bacteria have built up and need to be cleaned. A dirty beauty blender can cause black spots on your skin. Not only is this unsightly, but

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Discover The Best Shoes To Make Kids Taller!

If you’re a parent, you want your child to be the best that they can be. And if you’ve ever worried that your child is shorter than they should be, don’t worry – we’ve got the perfect solution for you! In this blog post, we’ll be reviewing Shoes To Make Kids Taller, and we’ll let

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