Friday, 29 May 2015

Quote of the Week: A Lightbulb Moment for a car guy

“In the past 100 years, the automobile has shaped the city rather than cities shaping the automobile. In the future the opposite will be the case: cities will start to shape mobility.”

Chris Borroni-Bird, Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts, GM

(Quoted on p10 of this Forum for theFuture report on Megacities).

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Things You Don’t See From A Car: The Bicycle Drummer in Brighton's New Road

Brighton Festival 2015 has come and gone, and a good one it was too. It’s not just at Festival time that you see things like this in Brighton’s New Road - a shared space packed with pedestrians, dawdlers, drinkers, buskers and street artists - not a good place for four wheelers, who, apart from taxis, tend to give it a miss. But for those of us who enjoy putting New Road to its intended use, there’s normally plenty to be seen. 

Including, last week, the group Puncture Kit, featuring The Bicycle Drummer (David Osborne). Love that bike-based drum kit. Why bother with a beat up Transit van when you can put the beats on two wheels?


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The UK General Election: Street Art of the Week

Seems like whoever came up with this piece of street art, seen on a wall in Brighton a while ago, knew more than all of the UK's pundits and polling outfits put together.