September 27th, 2011

Bike lanes aren't coming to town, as fast as towns are going to bike lanes.

If you think you can tolerate my voice for 13 minutes, I sat at my desk on the weekend and recorded an abbreviated version of my most recent talk, that my son helped me edit into a video. In a creative, faux prophetic manner, I'm forcasting something I sense is happening. Bike lanes aren't coming to town, as fast as towns are going to bike lanes.

Remarkably, a similar point was made just one week ago, in this New York Times article (kindly forwarded to me, by ever-alert research assistant, Roberto.

Architects: here's how to increase your clients' budgets by millions!

I read recently that the average middle class Australian is spending about a thousand dollars per month, per car in their life. So I found this free savings calculator on the web (look down the list), and worked out what 1k per month, invested in a managed fund averaging 10% returns over the long term, would be worth in 30 years (the maximum length of a home loan).


Holy f@#$%!  Architects, you can add $2.3million to each client's budget, per car you can spare them from owning! Advise them to include bike garages, instead of garages for cars. Here's an example I saw in Portland in May.