Tonights journey home…

If you follow my twitter stream (or know me personally) you will know my journey home is a bit of a nightmare.

I catch a train from Guildford to Woking, then change for Weybridge where I watch my train pull out of the other side of the platform as the train I am on pulls […]

How do I hate t.co…let me count the ways

Has twitter jumped the shark with the roll out of t.co? Shark Image CC from http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/265735753/

Twitter recently rolled out their own url shortener t.co. Any link over 13 characters gets shortened (or if it is between 13 and 16 characters lengthened!) using a t.co domain. Their eventual aim is to shorten every […]

Marketing to cyclists

Two quick ideas for marketing to cyclists… […]

Electric Vehicles – why I think we need a battery standard

I have just written to my MP (who also happens to be the Minister for Transport) after I read the governments plans for an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure. While some have characterised the move away from “a chargepoint on every corner” as being a green U turn, I think the Government is missing a far bigger […]

10 thoughts about QR codes

It seems 2011 might be the year the QR code goes mainstream (though I read similar predictions for 2008, 2009 and 2010..) so here are my top 10 tips on using them (in no particular order). […]

Moving images hosted on a bicycle wheel

Briefly surfing Vimeo earlier I came across this awesome video.

The Cyclotrope from tim Wheatley on Vimeo.

As far as I can tell, the video is shot live, but the spin rate is the same as the frame rate – so it looks like it is animated. It just blew me away – reminding […]

Digital Surrey, GiffGaff and a model for a community powered business

Notes from my first DigitalSurrey event, a presentation on community driven mobile network GiffGaff by Heather Taylor. […]

Wobable: Now with added Walk to School 2.0!

Read my original “walk to school 2.0 blog”… […]

Shouldn’t pavements be gritted instead of roads??

The recent icy weather has reopened the debate about whether pavements should be gritted as well as roads. Living Streets (and others) argue it is the job of the council, while WalkIt.com suggests a more bottom up approach: “local grit monitors”. In this vein I particularly liked Adrian Short‘s google mash up of grit bins […]

New Transport Minister – but what does he stand for?

I, for one, cheered when Geoff Hoon resigned as Minister for Transport and was replaced by Lord Adonis earlier this month. Geoff was a car nut bought in (in my humble opinion) to rubber stamp Heathrow expansion, and then get out. Frankly, no forward thinking country should have someone like that in charge of transport. […]