Can you help Tom?

This is a guest blog by Tom Maskell, a PhD student in Digital Civics at Newcastle University. Tom’s research looks at how technology can help cyclists collect data and make the case for better conditions for cycling. There is an appeal for participants to take part in a trial of our technology, Spokespeople, at the end of the article.  Make yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the reading! I was well into my twenties before I bought a bike that wasn’t a bmx. I only bought it because one evening in the pub a friend and I decided it[…]

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Talk to us say North East cyclists

Some of you will remember taking part in a research project led by Dr Seraphim Alvanides and Godwin Yeboah from Northumbria University. Everyday cyclists were equipped with GPS and their local trips over a week were tracked, mapped and analysed. Preliminary results are now available and have been presented at the Royal Geographical Society international conference in Edinburgh, 3-5 July 2012. According to the researchers, the current “designated” cycling routes as shown on maps and sign-posted on the roads do not all make “cycling” sense… And “Road engineers do not pay enough attention to the needs of cyclists”. For an[…]

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