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Thanks for your comments

A quick note to say thanks for your comments so far – it’s really good to get feedback, particularly when I start posting up the initial ideas. Thanks also to those that filled out the survey. I would still love some more responses from the non cyclist – so if you live in London, but…

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Housemate in accident

This week my housemate was knocked off his bike and sustained a head injury requiring nine stitches. He wasn’t wearing a helmet. There’s a full account on 22GL As my project progresses I am focusing more and more on the safety elements of cycling and how this can be improved.

Week two

Large goods vehicles are the main cause of death of cyclists in London, and this is an area that I am examining. I conducted an interview with a very helpful driver called Ray who let me sit in the cabin and experience the view of the road. Visibility of cyclists was is huge problem, especially…

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Bike Tree

Slightly cheesy production values but an excellent solution of storing bikes out of the reach of criminals. I would however imagine that this is prohibitively expensive and would require maintenance – all things that would prevent an employer or council installing it.

Nike Plus

Nike plus represents the commercialisation of a sporting activity with a series of products that are designed to encourage running and increase the enjoyment of running. They may have asked themselves the question “How do we get more people running” just as I am asking “How do we get more people cycling?” How they did…

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iphone Arider

Personally I see a lot of problems with this design. Firstly you lose vision in one eye due to the eyepiece, or at least you’ll struggle to focus between that and the road. Then you have the iphone on your head scenario – it will be annoying if you need to change where you’re heading…

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Light Lane

Whilst offering no more protection, the light lane does at least show the overtaking vehicle how much space to give the cyclist.

London to New York

LONDON TO PARIS from Amazing Grace on Vimeo.

Week One

A good start to the project, currently researching. I visited Sustrans and spoke to them about their efforts to get more people cycling and what discourages people from cycling. I spoke to the London Cycling Campaign about HGV vehicles – the biggest killer of cyclists on London’s roads. I did surveys at bus stops, asking…

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Design + Cycling

I have returned to university for my final year. My self initiated project is looking at ways in which design can encourage more people to cycle in London. Over the next five months the blog will be devoted to my findings in thsi area. It would be great if you could get involved as much…

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