Well, it’s about systems. Yea, and not about a system of cycleways this time – that would simply be too predictable, wouldn’t it. It’s about our innate systems of thinking, as according to Kahnemann & Co. Don’t fight it, slow it. There is System 1 and System 2 thinking. System 1 is the first, fast… Read More Frustrated by anti-cyclist comments?
Do you remember to have heard “In whatever you do, do not ever appear anti-car!” I certainly was given that advice over and over again by well-meaning cycle campaigners. To me there was a conundrum, a dilemma. If you don’t talk about the problem, how will you solve it? A very British thing perhaps. We… Read More Honest campaigning, it’s political
In my ‘anthropological travels’ I have seen some weird and wonderful things. My excursions take me to distant cultures and countries far away… no, not really. Readers of this blog may remember, I am an uneasy traveller and rather prone to staying put. I like to get a place, rather than swoosh through it. Let’s… Read More In her shoes
In Germany, on fieldwork. A German transport planner asked me this week to explain the connection between cycleways and women in my research. First off, I was so astounded, for once, to be asked a question! I realised that I am so used to being explained at, that I had forgotten how good it feels… Read More Cycleways are a women’s thing
I do not for one minute doubt the APPCG’s concerns for cycling. However I am worried about the direction that is seemingly taken. I recently spoke at the APPCG “women and cycling” meeting, in November 2016. And I am grateful to the invite. Nonetheless I was left wondering where the APPCG was going with… Read More Cutting out urban design
My makeover from engineer (natural scientist) to social scientists is ongoing. It’s not always pretty. It is a hard path with rather a few potholes to navigate. But it is adventurous and exciting, and in that so much more rewarding for the traveller. Going from the City of Data as hard facts to the Many… Read More A bigly truth about factly data
Phew, yes, the interviews are progressing well. I am talking to women activists as well as decision makers and more general movers and shakers. But a long story is preceding any interview that I have held. First, as an engineer, I had to entirely rewire, reconfigure, my thoughts about data – in short I had… Read More A quick and dirty comparison of local politics