Mikael Colville Andersen

Launch of a Copenhagen street with Mikael Colville-Andersen by Tom Oliver Payne


I met with urban design legend Mikael Colville-Andersen in 2015 at the launch of a new street in Copenhagen. Here is what he had to say about Istedgade in the neighbourhood of Vesterbro.


Why bike helmets shouldn't be compulsory by Tom Oliver Payne

Decades of car dominance have made our streets congested, polluted and ugly. While some cities are now quickly embracing the bike, others have been slow. Helmet campaigns and legislation have been major obstructions to change. To get people moving on two wheels we must finally abandon our 'culture of fear'.

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