Here are some of the cycling-related posts on this site, plus links to a few of my favourite external pages about cycling.
On this site:
- Bicycling on the Polar Sea
Only 30 years late! My blog post on a ride on the ice highway from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk in Canada’s Western Arctic, April 1989.
- A modest investment with major dividends: cycling culture in the Netherlands
A review of Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality
- When good is not enough – extending the bicycle’s reach in The Netherlands
A symbiosis with trains, and the popularity of electric-assist bikes, are helping to increase the use of bikes for longer commutes
- A tale of three cities: cycling in Valencia, Paris and London
Early measures to promote cycling in these cities show problems and potential
- First principles for sustainable and equitable transportation
A review of Beyond Mobility
- 3 cheers for A2Bism
A review of Copenhagenize
- An enthusiastic embrace of a mysterious planet
A review of Lands of Lost Borders
- Taking the Lane
‘Vehicular cycling’ and the Slow Bicycling movement
- Why I love the Slow Bicycling movement
The 19th century gave us one of the great advances in transportation history, the modern bicycle. Alas, the twentieth century gave us the speedometer.
- Taking back the streets: the role of design in “bicycle urbanism”
A symposium with Mikael Colville-Anderson, CEO of Copenhagenize Design Co.
- Where the rubber hits the road: biking in all seasons
Highlights from the fifth annual Winter Cycling Congress
- Over The Hill
A bike ride from Glacier National Park in Montana to Kelowna, BC
- Getting past the 401
Bowmanville has great recreational trails within the town and along the waterfront – but the 401 lies between.
- A neighbourhood expressway
I’ve been an appreciative user of the bicycle lanes on Green Road – while marveling at the grandiosity of the roadway itself.
- Pedalling to the end of the night
A summer’s bike ride from Vancouver to Inuvik, 1988
- Canada Day on the Klondike
A father-&-son ride in the Yukon Territory, 2008
- An uphill ride through Oklahoma
Springtime on the backroads in the Ouachita Mountains, 1987
- Slabs of granite, and other bicycle cargo
Shopping on bike works fine, if you don’t shop for anything bigger than a sidewalk. A video from 2010.
- My fifteen minutes of fame
In 1990 the Yellowknife-based magazine Up Here certified me as “bonkers”. It’s been all downhill from there.
Other cycling links:
- The full text of Ivan Illich’s pioneering 1973 work Energy & Equity, which explains why high-speed transportation never lives up to its promise.
The per capita wattage that is critical for social well-being lies within an order of magnitude which is far above the horsepower known to four-fifths of humanity and far below the power commanded by any Volkswagen driver. – Ivan Illich