The Invisible Visible Man
When a one-time dabbler in moral philosophy rides his bike a lot...
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
The Gorbals, Robert Moses and the hometown blues
For years when I returned to Glasgow, the city where I lived on and off from the ages of four to 24 , relatives and acquaintances would su...
Sunday, 9 July 2017
A move back, two angry path-blockers - and why it's time to stop writing and start remembering
On July 6 last year, I got on my bike for the last time outside my apartment building in Brooklyn. As I’d done hundreds of times before, I...
Sunday, 23 April 2017
An angry man on a pavement, a rash of misunderstandings - and why I'll be seeking to bridge the gap
One morning in mid-March, because I was running late for a meeting, I opted to ride across Waterloo Bridge, expecti...
Sunday, 26 March 2017
A chance remark, a horror attack and why cars and violence are so closely linked
During a brief stop-off on Wednesday morning at Brixton Cycles , I fell into the kind of chit-chat that’s a customary part of any healthy r...
Thursday, 2 March 2017
A Cheshire epiphany, cheap driving - and why Brexit means no respite from clogged roads
It’s the kind of scene that’s probably familiar to anyone who’s tried recently cycling in the large swathes of the UK where the motor car i...
Sunday, 22 January 2017
A past mayor, a miserable blogiversary - and why I still think Roundheads must come to the rescue
It used to be frustrating asking Boris Johnson , London’s mayor until May last year, about transport policy issues. During my first stint ...
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