Cycling, place & identity – ongoing research / a work in progress

Beales, S., 2016. Cycling, place & identity – ongoing research / a work in progress. In: D. Higgins ORCID: 0000-0002-0632-5717 and V. Dhupa, eds., In This Place: Cumulus Association Biannual International Conference: conference proceedings, School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 27 April - 1 May 2016. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE, pp. 323-328. ISBN 9780992887810

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'In this Place addresses how the importance of place impacts the way in which we generate ideas, create and design.
It looks at how we transmit and circulate ideas, ideologies and knowledge between geographical locations, historical
moments, objects, images, actions and cultural contexts'.
As cycling journeys have decreased (37% of road journeys in 1949, less than 1% in 2012 in the UK) (Pg 3, Reid, 2015)
and subsequently 'car culture' has increased there is a growing public negativity towards cycling, often reinforced
by media – both mainstream and social. In some Western countries, such as the UK and USA, cyclists may be regarded as outsiders or strangers. Yet in other countries, such as Denmark & Holland, cycling is seen as the norm and cyclists are integrated into the transport ecosystem, just as other roads users are. This paper will consider how place and cycling connect and whether innovation (particularly in wearable technology) can be utilised to enable cyclists to occupy space and place more comfortably and safely. This paper is presented as part of the author's continuing research into cycling, identity, fashion and innovation. The objective of this paper (as part of my MA by Registered Project) is to contribute towards advancing cycle safety through an analysis of road user's attitudes to cycle safety equipment, particularly clothing, and the proposed development of a system which utilises wearable technology to deliver improved visibility, whilst also offering functionality and fashionability.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Beales, S.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University: CADBE
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: December 2016
ISBN: 9780992887810
Rights: Copyright © 2016. The copyright of each paper in this conference proceedings is the property of the author(s). Permission is granted to reproduce copies of these works for purposes relevant to the above conference, provided that the author(s), source and copyright notice are included on each copy. For other uses please contact the author(s) via their institution or organisation.
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 17 Mar 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:25

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