June 2012 Blog Posts (11)

City Revitalisation: Lessons for Sydney and its suburbs

A Sydney Ideas panel co-presented with the US Studies Centre and the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering

City building and rebuilding has challenged many great minds in the last century. Our cities are ageing and many of the industries supporting them are shrinking or moving offshore. Tom Murphy served three terms as the mayor of 'the steel city' Pittsburgh USA, from January 1994 through December 2005, tackling the problems of rebuilding a dying city that had lost its…


Added by dr bean on June 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Shopping with the awesome bike

I went shopping today, and this is the awesome bike after I went to Aldi and Officeworks

And this is how much I manage to get home on the bike today: …


Added by Helen Leung on June 23, 2012 at 5:48pm — 18 Comments

My cycling blog

My cycling blog is called spokesandthecity.wordpress.com. When writing on Spokes and the City I think about my posts in relation to cycling, bike riding, cycling gear, cycling infrastructure lobbying for cycling facilities and lots more, hopefully.

I'm hoping to gather some other cycling enthusiasts as followers to the blog and give them some personal, anecdotal story on blogging, something…


Added by Spokes and the City (Ros Page) on June 18, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Where in the world is my bike? 17/6/12

Went out with my daughters this afternoon and got a WITWIMB for you guys. Hannah had a great time riding at this location.

Added by Mark on June 17, 2012 at 11:19pm — 10 Comments

TOUR DE PARIS - a bike share system that works!

The Velib city bike share system is the best way to tootle around Paris these days. And it's getting good use.


Added by Richard Tulloch on June 16, 2012 at 4:26pm — 12 Comments

Too cool for school

We have in our family a young man who is almost 16  and in the middle of Year 10. He usually gets the bus to and from school, a distance of just over 3km.  It's just too far to walk before school, and the bus goes quite early and winds it's way around the suburb as most school routes tend to do. He hates the bus, but has few alternatives.

He has a perfectly good bike on the back verandah which he can ride well. On holidays we do lengthy family bike rides. Even at a lousy 12 km/h his…


Added by mark robson on June 15, 2012 at 10:51am — 28 Comments

What Matters - Getting from A to B

The University of Sydney is currently running a mildly naff marketing campaign called 'What Matters' - basically it's an excuse to promote the work of a couple of random academics each month and have people vote on which of their particular areas of interest 'matter most' (?!?!).

Anyway... one positive to come out of this in June is that David Hensher, Director of the University’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, is one of the featured researchers. You can look at a brief…


Added by dr bean on June 14, 2012 at 1:52am — 3 Comments

Jonathon's bogus adventure no 1

I have been catching up with friends and family by riding from Canberra to Goulburn catching the train to either Springwood or Lithgow. I usually take the Federal Highway to Gollector then ride to Breadlebane and take the Hume Highway shoulder to Goulburn. The thing is touring is pretty much like commuting riding the same route gets boring. There are some quite interesting towns and villages in the Southern Tablelands that would make a good alternative to the regular route and yesterday I…


Added by Jonathon Troy on June 10, 2012 at 3:33pm — 3 Comments

Meanwhile, in the UK

Just a few bits and bobs from the (not always so c)old country...


Saw an advert for Schwalbe bicycle tyres on the back of a bus when being driven into central London from Heathrow.


A different approach than that of the RMS (and I was not actively looking for anything cycling related):



Added by Si on June 8, 2012 at 3:48am — 2 Comments

Ridley Noah Airbrushed frame

Been lavishing my time on this...…


Added by Susanna Mills on June 6, 2012 at 11:38am — 11 Comments

Bike riders code

When I went down to the parking garage after work to get my bike the other day, I noticed something was missing. Finally! The poor, orphaned Reid hybrid that had been sitting there for months and months had finally gone. At last! Perhaps the owner had finally…


Added by Dan on June 3, 2012 at 10:36am — 7 Comments

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