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Cycling and urban design

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Cycling and urban design

As we wind down for the year I thought I'd collate the articles that we wrote in 2014 and provide links for Xmas reading! Dr Steven Fleming, author of CycleSpace and I have been writing academic papers and articles for The Conversation on topics around cycling and urban design. We've been doing this because we both advocate for cycling through better design of products, services and our cities. In 2015 we will be developing workshops to explore these concepts in partnership with interested bodies around the country. In the meantime, here are some of the articles: Fleming and Russo (2014)...

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Making hi vis cycling socks

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Knitting socks on the machine involves seven different manipulations. At every point, something can go wrong but when finished, they are so soft and warm and the fit is magnificent. These socks are made top down, starting from the rib This is knitted with the high vis reflective thread Once knitted, half the ribbing is moved to the main bed to allow for circular knitting Circular knitting produces a product without any sides seams You then knit the leg, shortrow the heel, knit the foot, short row the toe and this is what the sock looks like when you take...

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The design of visibility - cycling jerseys and helmets

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While I've been testing design techniques for a new range machine knitted cycling jerseys, look at what one of my colleagues has just launched! photo by Craig Silitoe www.exertiongameslab.org Wouter Walmink's interactive helmet LumaHelm features 1...

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New products - Cycling Legwarmers!

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That favourite 80s icon, the legwarmer, is back. But these over the knee reflective cycling legwarmers are so stylish an warm and perfect for cycling. I've spent the last two months developing a range of over-the-knee machine knitted cycling legwa...

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Postcards from my bike - Adelaide

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Postcards from my bike - Adelaide

Some people are inspired to change their lives once they've seen the sights of London   Paris New York or even mountain top Italian villages but this was the sight that changed my life I grew up in Adelaide, a city of endless breweries where Australian Football is king and the connection between sport and alcohol is immortalised each year on a city brewery Each year the brewery paints it's chimney with the colours of the winning football team It's also a place where pubs have names like World's End So with so much going for it, why did this bus...

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